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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
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Attention to Detail



Someone asked me why I was spending so much time on the small details of the City Lost project when the whole sculpture was just going to be put outside and allowed to fall apart with nature. 

My response even though I knew it offended him was "this is why you are not an artist". 

Artists pay attention to every little detail. Its what we do to make sure that our work is the best it can be. If we are not paying attention to detail then our work becomes sloppy and ends up ultimately to be found in a Goodwill store next to the old silverware a stereo that died in 1978. 

This urban decay ruin I'm sculpting this weekend could be complete with just a few windows and the imagination of the viewer to think it looks like a building. Instead I am taking the time add detail. There will be gargoyles over the entrance, a broken clock high above and even signage that can still be partially read. 

Its an illusion. The more details I put into it, the more real it becomes for me and in turn for the viewer of the art that will be produced from it. I could add these details digitally later, but where would the fun be in that? 

Detail Detail Detail. That makes great art! 


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