I'm happy to say I'll be participating in another Gallery Nucleus show! This time it's the 'It's a Small World Exhibit'. There will be an opening this Saturday, September 17th from 7p-10p.
I've always been a huge Disney fan and love Mary Blair, so working on this pop-up was so much fun. For me, creating a pop-up is a different challenged than just doing illustration. You have to find a balance between the engineering and the art - one always leads the other. On this pop-up, I knew I wanted to incorporate the ride's theme song, so both the engineering and illustration needed to follow that concept. Originally I had planned to just pop-up the ride's architecture, but felt it was too empty, so I wound up putting in a bunch of singing kids. I think it added a lot of color and unity to the piece since it now feels like the kids are singing! I'm really happy with the way this pop-up came out (especially since it's only my 2nd pop-up with music!).
There will be 10 copies of this pop-up for sale (it's a limited edition and each one is signed/numbered by me). Every pop-up is completely hand cut and assembled by me. Then hand-bound with white linen book cloth that has the clock face printed on top. It even plays the first 20 seconds of the It's a Small World theme song automatically when you open it! I took a video of it below.
If you're interested in purchasing a copy, please see here. (They also have 2 copies of my Hogwarts pop-up available too.)