Sculpture Bio

Waylon Dobson

Sculpture Bio

 Sculpture:   Plasticine clay, Sculpey, wax, foam, bronze. Miniature to over life-size. Figurative, animal, historic portraits, dinosaurs,

 California Theaming Monrovia, CAFall-Fall 2016-2017

Disneyland Matterhorn animal e-ticket kiosks:  sculpted clay over foam animals to resemble wood carved characters:  Eagle, owl, dog, bear, marmont, rabbit.

Carsland, California Adventure.  Sculpted large car sculptures for Halloween 2017 decorations. Foam.

Freelance sculpture assistant to Ron Pekar  Spring 2014

RoseBowl relief sculpture.

Following Ron’s design and Instruction, I participated with Mark Goena and Lori Pikarski in sculpting on many panels that interlocked to form a large bas relief sculpture of football players from the early 20th century.  Foam base, upon which clay was added.  The entire sculpture was over 15 feet tall by approximately 18 feet wide.  Ron Pekar would later take the panels to be cast in bronze and assembled at the Rose Bowl for its re-dedication in 2014.

Disney Imagineering  Burbank, CAdigital and sculptural Spring 2012-Spring 2014Created digital and scultpural elements for Shanghai Disney.  Specifically I modeled and refined digitally scanned maquettes for the Fantasia  carousel, that were then printed and sculpted by artists full size in China.

In traditional clay and foam I was lead sculptor, along with the help of several other Imagineers, spec. the great Emilio Loza, and Patrick Simmons, for a series of relief niches of the Disney princesses, which now reside in the Castle stairway.

My sculptures: Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Pocahontas. A tour of the castle and the sculptures can be found here:

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2016/05/photos-step-inside-the-wondrous-enchanted-storybook-castle-at-shanghai-disneyland/

California Theaming-Los Angeles, Ca- Sept.- Oct 2011. Sculpted characters in foam for SeaWorld and its Christmas displays:  8 ft dolphins, life size polar bears, turtles, etc.

Carlson and Co. sculptural June 2006-Spring 2007Sculpted with a team of three on a model for giant Play-Doh sculpture in plaster, fourteen ft. tall. For artist Jeff Koons.

Prior to 2007 companies, and projects.California Theaming_Lead sculptor on a float for Hong Kong Disney, Little Mermaid.Karl West, Environmental arts, -Disney Animal Kingdom, Life size dinosaurs clay and foam.Rijn and Riesman, Universal studios-maquettes for Dr. Seuss, and model mock ups for theme park ridesProduction Arts, Caesars Palace for new installations of classical themed sculpture. Disney Imagineering-Finding Nemo

Degree:  BFA Studio Art, California Institute of the Arts, 1993.

Summer Intern at:   Stan Winston Studios, for Batman 2, Jurrasic Park.  1991