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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 15, 2020

The Katrina Portraits Reimagined - Part 1-The Land

2015 Version


In 2015, for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I created a memorial series called the Katrina Portraits. These were images of both people and places in New Orleans and the impact of the storm on them. I created this impact by creating a hurricane shape menacing each image, as seen above.

At that time I was really in the early stages of developing my skills as a digital artist. While the photography was good, my digital concepts were really far from perfect yet. Regardless I pressed on, creating approximately 200 images in the series. 

Now in 2020, we are still months away from the 15th anniversary of the storm. Coronavirus is sweeping across the world killing thousands. As of the time of this writing, we are 15 days from the beginning of hurricane season in the United States and there is already a disturbance in the Caribbean. We are so fixated with the pandemic that we've forgotten there are other threats out there. Climate Change is only going to get worse and with it killer storms. So in the 15 days before the start of the season I've decided to apply new skills to my Katrina Portraits. My land portraits which are listed below are re-imagined. By clicking on the image you can see both the 2015 and 2020 versions. 

The Faces of the Storm series is not going to be based on the old series but be a completely new series showing the faces of local New Orleans citizens. You can reach it by clicking the following link (LINK TO BE ADDED SOON

Let us not forget that we've fucked up the planet pretty badly and that the Pandemic is just another manifestation of the harm we are doing to the planet. I am not sure any of us deserve to survive.

2020 Version



HURRICANE KATRINA PORTRAIT INDEX
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