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STATUS: The studio will be closed Wednesday evening for a model dinner and will be closed for a rain day on Thursday. Our next open day will be Friday both day and night.

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.

WEBSITE: The Wildwood Enchanted series now has new art posted in the Garden of Aphrodite. It is the first post beneath this update. There is also a new entry in author Richard Alan Scott's Labyrinth Journal. at: Labyrinth Journal Richard Alan Scott (post will be appear beneath this message after clicking link)

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Grey Cross Studios
1920 4th St, New Orleans , LA 70113
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Image of the Day - An Eternity of Light

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These Chinese lanterns seen at the China Lights Exhibition in City Park New Orleans reminded me so much of giant cosmic jelly fish, that I had to create a piece around it. Lanterns have always been a love of mine. On the island of my birth Martha's Vineyard there is a circular area filled with tiny brightly painted cottages. In the center is a giant open air tabernacle where Methodist preachers used to give sermons. Once a year all of the surrounding cottages put out thousands of Chinese lanterns and in the circle and tabernacle fill with people. Then at the appointed hour, all the lights in the area go off, street lights, emergency lights, etc. And with the flip of a switch a thousand lanterns suddenly come to light. It is truly a magical moment. This piece is created in remembrance to that moment.

This is part of a series of art based on the China Lights. 

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