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NEW ORLEANS STUDIO LIVE UPDATE 02/01/23

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)

(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

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Key to Experimental Art



The key to experimental art is to not start out with a concept, but instead to start out with a technique. If the concept is introduced to soon then the experimental nature of the art does not have a chance to evolve. 

If you decide what its supposed to be first then the technique is squelched. But if you just let the technique flow and evolve, more often than not the concept for what to do with it will emerge in its own time.

Consider when you first became an artist. You learned the technique first. Later you used that technique to develop new concepts in your art. The problem is that once we establish our base skills, we reverse the process, placing the concept first. So when we do experiment with something new, we are unprepared to change back to the original way we learned.

When we change our perceptions, we change the way we look at the world. In turn we become much better artists. 


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