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NEW ORLEANS STUDIO LIVE UPDATE 02/09/23

STATUS: We are closed through Friday due to rain. Next open shoot is Saturday night, but due to Mardi Gras parades in the area, you may find it difficult to get to the studio over the weekend.

MODELS: We are still doing "open studio" for male models interested in volunteering to become art. This means no interview is necessary. Text or message to confirm a slot. Tourists are especially encouraged to visit during the 2023 Mardi Gras season.

VISITORS: Tours of the studio are always available. Text or message if you'd like to see what was LITERALLY created from the ashes of Hurricane Ida.

(These updates are posted daily)

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Grey Cross Studios
1920 4th St, New Orleans , LA 70113
Email: gcsartno@aol.com
Twitter: @GreyCrossStudio
Send text messages to 504-874-2908, Instagram @GreyCrossStudios, Twitter @GreyCrossStudio, Facebook Grey Anatoli Cross

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Image of the Day - The Assurian Matrix


Several months ago I dragged home from the Mississippi River a 200 pound piece of Cypress driftwood shaped like a mastadon tusk. This piece was meticulously sanded down, buffed, varnished, and sealed, returning it to its original dark red luster. It was incomplete though. The piece you see above was originally rainbow colored and hung in the overhang of the studio porch. I'd been doing some moving around and set the two pieces next to each other and realized they were meant to be together.

So tonight was the final stages in this large sculpture. The Cypress wood was mounted in a vat containing 80 pounds of concrete and the piece above went through its final repainting stages and a polyurethane applied to seal it. Tomorrow the two pieces shall finally come together in the studio garden until such time that it is moved to some buyers home. I look forward to the final steps tomorrow. Photos to follow for sure!

The Cypress driftwood held in place until the cement dries

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