Entrance Plaza

Spirits of America

Inspired by the Grand Finale of the American Adventure, the Spirits of America incorporates the statues that line the walls of the Liberty Theater into the dramatic sunrise as depicted in the show’s climatic Statue of Liberty sequence.

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Designer’s Notes: In order to compose the final image, this piece required an intense amount of “rotoscoping” for each element performed entirely by hand (including all 12 statues)  – no automatic isolation was used in the creation of this piece! Additionally, the Torch and stain-glass Flame although part of the same set piece were actually composited from two completely separate images.


ID4 @ E82

For those of you new to E82, we pause our regularly scheduled projects and posts to celebrate only two holidays - or more accurately birthdays. The Birth of Jesus, whose life is a testament to the concepts of Peace, Love, Compassion, Understanding and Freedom and the Birth of our “Host Nation”, which was founded on the additional principles of unity, diversity, and democracy. Both of these events make a place like Epcot possible! In tribute to US Independence Day, E82 News Page is now fully decorated for The 4th for the first time. If you’ll like join the digital festivities might I suggest this abstraction of The Stars and Stripes with a certain Georgian Manor house in the foreground ;) . . .

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Additionally, I’m working on a concept that should take Golden Dreams to a whole new level. So expect a Highly “Spirited” new Background in the near future!  


The Morning After Test

What a difference a few hours can make! Head over to JLH Omni and watch me pull apart my own work while making it much better in the process. AND get a sneak peek into the creation of the “FWSS - The Land” in-process!


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In Memorial

E82 is I am deeply impacted with the lost of Ray Bradbury today. Ray was the intersection of so many of my interests and endeavors. His prose to Science Fiction, his evolvement with the moralistic world of the Twilight Zone (of which I was an actual resident), his infectiously exuberant friendship with Walt Disney and ultimately his contributions to EPCOT Center are merely a small selection of his accomplishments.
Ray Bradbury was quite simply a beacon for the betterment of mankind.  He saw our potential and through his writings worked toward bringing it to reality and we are ALL the better for his existence.

8.22.20   –   6.5.12 


Figment’s Fun Facts #4 - Epic Energy

HE’S BACK! After over a year-long hiatus, Figment returns to E82 to share some amazing facts of the “Newest Wonder of the World” including a sneak-peak into the latest thoughts an insightful essays coming soon to E82!

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