I'm not the Immortal Artist. You are

Immortal Artist is dedicated to exploring all aspects of experimental art and creating new and innovative techniques which other artists can use to strengthen their own work.


The blogs creator, experimental artist Grey Cross pursues and discusses art across a wide spectrum of artistic mediums. They include painting, sculpting, body art, digital art, and photography. With an emphasis on teaching artists to utilize today's social networks to further their own art and reputations.


This blog uses the Living Blog concept, an idea created by Grey Cross

Grey Cross Studios/Immortal Artist Operations

New Orleans

Email: greyacross@aol.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Revisiting Old Work - The Debate of Altering Art



Several years ago there was a large debate over movie companies changing original movies to add new materials and update the formats of various films like Star Wars. A lot of people were angry that their classic movies had been tampered with. 

Its an intriguing argument. Face it, we humans hate change. That is a fact of life. But it is also a fact of life that nothing stays the same. Everything from our thoughts to our tastes in fashion and food changes constantly. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Constructing Man


Sometimes we find art when we least expect it. Last evening, as I was nearing the end of my work night, I'd left two of the head sculptures on my work table to be completed. One of the heads had an under-layer of phosphorescent paint on it which had been painted over. Some of it was still peaking out through the paint but with the lights on, I hadn't noticed it. I shut the lights down in the studio and the scene above emerged, lit all in a bright phosphorescent glow. It was so surreal that it actually made me gasp. You see, usually I would leave lights on in the studio at the end of the night. But for some reason I shut everything off this night. If I hadn't, I would not have even noticed this or that the phosphorescent paint had been building up on the worktable over time. I scrambled for my camera in the dark and caught the image above.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Studio Aesthetics - The Artists Workplace



I had an interesting discussion with an artist about the aesthetics of my studio. He noted that I had approximately 30 candles burning throughout the room and wondered why I would light so many each day and was it religious in nature.

In a way it is religious, but not in the way he was thinking. I've written before about the sanctity of the studio and that the artists studio is as holy as any church or cathedral is. Creativity is the closest that, I believe, we can come to the true nature of our spiritual being.

I explained this to him, but I also took time to explain the importance of the aesthetics of an artists workplace for conducting business. For me the candles create a very special feel that guests instantly sense when they enter. There is an other worldliness to this space that it is important to me to impart to those who visit.

Friday, October 13, 2017

I"m a Sandwich Artist! The Demise & Affront of the Artisans Label



There was once a comedy routine that said that the word "fuck" was the most versatile word in the English language. (You can hear it here if interested)

I would like to propose that there is one word that is more fucking versatile than fuck. That word is:


"ARTIST"

This word has gone from identifying painters and sculptors to identifying EVERYTHING. Once when you claimed you were an artist people looked at you with wonder. Now the word has been so lost in the lexicon of humanity that its totally bereft of its original meaning.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Intuitive Power of the Artist



intuition
[in-too-ish-uh n, -tyoo-] 

Direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension



Intuition is one of those things that we always here about but it is rarely spoken of. Intuition hearkens back to witchcraft and arcane powers of the mind. It is the stuff of druids and mystics. It is not for the modern man.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Deep Storytelling in Art and the Limits of Today's Technology

"The Grand Conjunction" Deep Storytelling Art


What is Deep Storytelling?

Depp Storytelling is the process where by a piece of art focuses on multiple points of reference, each with its own story. 

The easiest way to describe it is to picture in your mind, a painting of a tree. The tree is at full bloom, its branches full of bright fruits and there is a morning dew glistening on each leaf. That tree represents a single story. The mind of the viewer creates that story in their mind because all the elements are present to tell a story.