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    Living on the Edge of Time Sculpted Painting by Visual Artist Grey Cross Meaning Neither past nor future, this temple complex sits on the edg… Read More
    Living on the Edge of Time Sculpted Painting by Visual Artist Grey Cross Meaning Neither past nor future, this temple complex sits on the edge of time. Catastrophic earthquakes have wreaked havoc on this once tranquil place.The universe in which it exists waits with hushed expectation of the greater cataclysm yet to be. Materials Used This piece is built on a double staggered frame made from canvas. The land portion sits 3 inches higher than the ocean. The ocean is composed of ruins made from clay, with silicon waves. The cliffs are made from styrofoam beneath a heavy layer of wetted clay and sealed to the edge of the frame The land area is made from grout and clay with rock pillars embedded to form the temple. Real sand is used on the roads and temple center. The color comes from metallic acryllics. History This piece originated from the idea of wanting to create a deep chasm. With that in mind, I worked to create a custom frame that had multiple levels. Natural devastation has great beauty to me because it is nature reclaiming its own. Creating a land that has been devastated by a natural disaster but still retains some of its original form was difficult. Splitting the frame into two different complimentary landforms seemed the natural way to create it. What I find most fascinating about the creation of this piece is that it has so many small facets that aren't even represented in the example photos. It is an exploration just to view it. Several people have remarked with surprise that this piece was ever even meant to hang on a wall. But it was created with that purpose in mind. Viewing it from further away I hope a person is struck by its abstractness. It is not until you get close to it that you realize it is not just an abstraction but a whole micro world, ready for the viewing. To view the complete construction of this piece, please see the "Work In Progress" section at: https://www.behance.net/wip/763299 Pricing This piece is available for purchase. US Currency $1,500 plus shipping and handling. Please be aware that this piece requires special shipping to keep it safe from damage. For questions, please contact the studio at: gcsartno@aol.com Read Less
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Living on the Edge of Time

Hanging Sculpture by Visual Artist Grey Cross

Materials Used

This piece is built on a double staggered frame made from canvas. The land portion sits 3 inches higher than the ocean. The ocean is composed of ruins made from clay, with silicon waves. The cliffs are made from styrofoam beneath a heavy layer of wetted clay and sealed to the edge of the frame The land area is made from grout and clay with rock pillars embedded to form the temple. Real sand is used on the roads and temple center. The color comes from metallic acryllics.

History of the Piece

This piece originated from the idea of wanting to create a deep chasm. With that in mind, I worked to create a custom frame that had multiple levels. Natural devastation has great beauty to me because it is nature reclaiming its own. Creating a land that has been devastated by a natural disaster but still retains some of its original form was difficult. Splitting the frame into two different complimentary landforms seemed the natural way to create it. 

What I find most fascinating about the creation of this piece is that it has so many small facets that aren't even represented in the example photos. It is an exploration just to view it. 
Several people have remarked with surprise that this piece was ever even meant to hang on a wall. But it was created with that purpose in mind. Viewing it from further away I hope a person is struck by its abstractness. It is not until you get close to it that you realize it is not just  an abstraction but a whole micro world, ready for the viewing. 
 
To view the complete construction of this piece, please see the "Work In Progress" section at: 
 
 
Pricing
 
This piece is available for purchase. US Currency $1,500 plus shipping and handling. Please be aware that this piece requires special shipping to keep it safe from damage. For questions, please contact the studio at:
 
gcsartno@aol.com
 
The Story of the Temple

Neither past nor future, this temple complex sits on the edge of time. Catastrophic earthquakes have wreaked havoc on this once tranquil place.The universe in which it exists waits with hushed expectation of the greater cataclysm yet to be.