Why was it drawn?
"Grand Rapids 1999" was drawn 26 years ago when we arrived back in Grand Rapids after our stint in California. The drawing was done at our peak of Victorian Design work that we experienced at Disney’s Imagineering and our work for Main Street and Discoveryland in EuroDisney. We created the artwork for a promotional purpose to jump start our design business when we came back to GR. We got so busy that we never used the art and it got stuffed in our shelves for years. Early in 2017 we found the relic and it was in bad shape. It was wrinkled, stained, torn and in very bad condition. We had the art restored to its original condition and then decided to add new features which took several months to complete. These new features include the Grand Wheel, the Crystal Carousel, the Grand Tower and Weather Orb, and numerous pieces of entourage. These new scenes were then stitched back into to the perspective to complete the final artwork.
Whether we are recognized for this art or not we have the satisfaction that we had a successful career in Art & Design for well over 40 years and that is reward enough!
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