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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

Sunday, September 23, 2018

A Prayer For the Earth



I had a dream. Looking back from old age, I saw that Hurricane Katrina was not the storm of the century. She was not the worst we would face. She is not even as devastating as those of us who lived through her would see in future maelstroms. She was simply the first of the great storms that were to come and wreak havoc around the world. She was the earths way of saying "You didn't listen". 

Since her time, we've faced Sandy, Harvey, Maria and Florence and a whole host of others. There are worse to come. We sit idly by and watch it happen and shrug. We say "its nature". We say "Its god". We say "Its not my fault". 

As an artist, I try not to preach. I try to allow my art to speak for itself. But in this case I offer up a simple prayer of grief also. Because its going to get worse. Much worse. And we are too stupid to see it. 



Alas for these once dry lands
Tears for those who lived upon it
Curses upon those who did nothing
Hopes with those who might survive
Wishes for them who come after
Salt for the broth that our oceans become
Peace for the ones who face the truth
Woe to the deniers who turn away from it



This 20" x 30" board backed print is a limited edition. 
There will only be five created. 
Each one includes a metallic 8" x 10" proof print, a numbered certificate of authenticity and an 11" x 14" board backed print of the prayer. 





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