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NEW ORLEANS STUDIO LIVE UPDATE 01/31/23

STATUS: Rain continues to be remote. The studio will be open through Wednesday and then be closed for a rain day on Thursday. For models who have posed before, we are having a dinner Wednesday night to brainstorm ways we can help models more. Please contact me directly if interested as seating is limited.

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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1920 4th St, New Orleans , LA 70113
Email: gcsartno@aol.com
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Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Last Reef - Climate Sculpture


"The Last Reef" is part of my climate change series. This piece of dead wood was carved out by termites creating a fantastic patterning on the wood.


The wood was cleaned, cured and sealed using an spray epoxy to guarantee the pattern remained intact.



The color was created using a pallet of 17 different acrylic colors, blended together across the piece of wood. 



After the primary color was added, the whole piece was overlaid with a pearlescent white paint blended into the wood to allow the color to still show through, but to create a deep looking surface.

Finally the piece was mounted on a three level base. First on a 1' x 6" tile base. The tile base was then attached to a ceramic plinth. Last the plinth was attached to a 1' x 1' tile. All three base pieces were painted to match the colors of the wood. 



The completed piece weighs approximately 30 pounds. It is 2' long at its widest point. The piece will be on display at Grey Cross Studios outdoor art gallery through June 2018.





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