Constructed Beauty

Constructed Beauty is the Final Artwork (Second Phase) for the Disney D23 EXPO Design Challenge. It follows the blue print of Constructing Beauty, to bring Sleeping Beauty’s Castle out of the Storybook and into reality. After all, nothing is more powerful than the imagination. As a story is read, the pages come to life!

The Final Artwork served as one of the 23 Final Artwork submissions, which were displayed at the D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim California August 14th-16th, 2015.

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Disney D23 EXPO Design Challenge - Final Artwork
Disney D23 EXPO Design Challenge – Final Artwork

6 thoughts on “Constructed Beauty

  1. Hi Megan. Congratulations on being one of the D23 Expo Design Challenge finalists. I am another of the finalists, and I really liked your Sleeping Beauty Castle coming out of the storybook. My project was on the opposite side of the wall from yours. I was actually surprised at how few of the final artworks were 3D. After reading about your artwork on your blog, I have to admit that I’m not sure I understand what you mean with “carved from paper”. I’m actually an aspiring artist as well, and I would love to see more of your work. If you are on FB, send me a “friend” request if you’d like. I post pictures of my 2D sketches and 3D models there. Please keep up the good work! Robert Lisinsky


    • Hi Robert. Thank you and Congratulations to you as well! I was as well, but I enjoyed seeing all of the different pieces and interpretations of the castle. I really appreciated your work. Not a problem, I would be happy to try and clarify; the comment relates to my first submission “Constructing Beauty.” The purpose of the two projects was to emphasize art made by the hand manipulating and transforming paper. I really appreciate 2D sketching with pencil and paper. “Constructing Beauty” was a sketch where the hand transformed a blank page; “Constructed Beauty” was a 3D iteration where the hand molded the castle out of paper (wanting it to look like the castle emerged from the storybook). “Carved” probably wasn’t the proper word to use, it describes the technique but not the story I wanted to illustrate with project. Thank you for your comment! Yes I will find you on FB, I would be happy to see more of your work and I will be posting more soon!


      • Thanks for your reply! I’m sort of curious about what you thought about the winning art since it appears to be digital. I’m also surprised that there didn’t seem to be that many 3D pieces. Yours of course is 3D and there was the glass castle. Mine is partially 3D, but many of the others were 2D. Anyway, I can’t wait to see more of your work!


      • I loved the interpretation of the castle as a composition of all the Disney icons from various movies and attractions. I think it’s great another medium could be used to convey such an idea. I do agree with you, I was surprised there weren’t more 3D projects. I assumed that most would be. I will be posting more soon and I will look for your work as well!


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