Toward the end of her main stint with the Disney company, Walt's utilization of her talent switched from film to attractions, most notably It's A Small World. The giant warehouse that would be used at the 1964 Worlds Fair where the attraction debuted would be a fitting location for the harsh black backgrounds often used by Blair. This color theory trick of vibrant colors against a dark single plane of black and dark grey was prominent in her work since the early 1940's.
In film these images are just used as a jumping off point for background artists and animators, but her Blair's work is carried through to completion. It's A Small World is a sincere living tribute to her magical work.
Incredible concept art for the Papua New Guinea scene...
Another from New Guinea.
Perhaps my favorite scene in the attraction...
The fact that this attraction, in all of its intensely stylized grandeur, still exists in the parks is amazing. It is absolutely one of the most realized concepts from start to finish, with each creative mind melding ideas until the perfect medium was found.
It boggles my mind that the company (seemingly?) doesn't commission and support artists ala carte. I suppose Kevin and Jody are the closest thing we're going to get, but I'm still waiting for that background artist with the right amount of abstract magic to blow me away. Who is going to be our generations Mary Blair??