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NEW ORLEANS STUDIO LIVE UPDATE 02/02/23

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

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Changing Faces of the Evolution Cube


The Evolution Cube was first created as a single wall backdrop for the Abstraction of Humanity series. As its name states, it quickly evolved into something different.

Every day since its creation a month ago it has gone through a slow change, where some elements are added and others are removed.

In its current state it now has 4 graffiti covered walls, as well as a graffiti covered floor and ceiling. The cube is bigger than it looks, stretching 7 feet in width and depth and height. When the fourth wall is added, it creates a completely enclosed space.

The purpose of this strange metamorphosis is to still function as a staged setting for the body painting series, but also to stand alone as its own unique piece of art.  At some point in the future the cube will be dismantled. But then it will transform once again. As the walls are made from canvas, they will eventually be cut into sections and mounted on multiple frames as wall art.

But for the moment the cube will serve multiple purposes. I think its most important function will be to serve a point of inspiration. It is its own environment.

I would like to see other artists working within the cube to create their own unique art either on their own canvas, or directly onto the walls of the cube or even by staging still life within it, such as the photo below. Whatever its use, it is a multi-faceted object which is both art and a place for art. We will see what its future brings.




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