Mr. Cross lives on the South Pacific island of Niue, which is by the Cook Islands north east from New Zealand. In other words, he lives and works in paradise. See, this is where they should send a few of the angst-ridden East European surrealists who haunt DeviantArt. Just for a holiday, you understand. Take off their black camos and skull rings for five minutes and get into some white linens. Do a few nude studies in the bath-warm tourquise waters. Fill them full of fruit and sunshine. But then, hey, the art world wouldn’t meet it’s quota of WWII gas masks, facial features Photoshopped out of existence, and limbs turned into giant rose thorns. And we wouldn’t want that.