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The Great Prince

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On a whim I decided to watch Bambi last weekend for the first time since the 90s. I’m not a much of a crier, but those ethereal hand painted backgrounds had me in actual tears. Tyrus Wong was the incredible art director and background painter, but sadly his full contribution to the film and other Disney titles was unknown for decades because of racial discrimination. I’ve been pouring over his work for hours since, completely enthralled with the atmospheres he achieved. His work is like a dream come alive. I so wish I could have met him, but he passed away in 2016, at the age of 106.

So long story short, I wanted to make a tribute to such an inspirational legacy. If I can accomplish a fraction of what his work invokes in my lifetime, I would consider my career a success 🦌

I posted close-up details on my Instagram post if interested.
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