To participate in D23 Expo’s 2013 Disney Fan Art Contest, individuals could submitted two- or three-dimensional art pieces inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1964 film. The submissions were then displayed as part of the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit, which itself featured a wide range of materials from “Mary Poppins.”
Paper artist Britni Brault of Dana Point, Calif., won the 2013 D23 Fan Art Contest for her work, “Raspberry Ice, Cakes & Tea.” The paper sculpture evokes the “Penguin Dance” number that is part of the film’s “Jolly Holiday” sequence – itself featured in the “Treasures” through storyboard art. Britni’s art incorporated familiar characters from the movie, as well as reflected the colors and shapes that make the movie so visually striking.
“Mary Poppins”-inspired artwork submitted for the 2013 D23 Fan Art Contest reflected a variety of interpretations, materials and techniques. Some artists took a more straightforward approach to their homage, while others offered a mash-up. Some works were nostalgic, while others used the film as a jumping off point for cultural commentary. Collectively, the gallery suggests the diversity of the work and artistic approaches.
Note: Due to slideshow limits, the attached photo gallery combines some discrete pieces from the Disney fan art gallery devoted to “Mary Poppins.” These pieces are posted separately in the overview article for “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives.”
As the National Disney Travel Examiner I attended the D23 Expo on a media pass to provide first-hand coverage. Look for more recap coverage to come, including photos and video, now that the event has concluded.