Human Stories: Gregory Grey, New York City, USA

Updated: Nov 1, 2020



Gregory Gray lives and works in Harlem, NY as a full-time artist who loves making art and drawing inspiration from science fiction, history, and fantasy. He worked for over 30 years as an art director and graphic designer while painting and drawing. Most recently he is creating his Paperhats wearable sculpture, inspired by ancient, ethnic and religious headgear translated into new hybrid forms and shapes. His pursuit of narrowing the divide between his art and design can be enjoyed in the Black Expression, Rebellion, and Joy Through Fashion Exhibition.


This is Gregory Grey's happy story as shared with Affluent Society from USA:


Making art is playful, introspective and healing space. Art allows me to see, accept and make peace with myself and the world, especially in these fragmenting, discordant and turbulent times. Making art makes me happy, that and connecting with others through the arts’ unspoken language. I believe the best anecdote is love, especially love of self.


Follow him and his works on Instagram @paperhats_ahb


About Human Stories:


All of us have a story to share. Some are joyful. Some are teary. Some provide perspectives. Several are downright heartbreaking. Others are simply inspiring.


I've been receiving and exchanging stories of COVID-19 lockdowns with business and government leaders from around the world since June. As the third wave of the pandemic handcuffs some nations and borders, I turn my attention to you - readers and followers of Affluent Society - and your emails and feedback to me these past months. While I continue serving my sentence in Melbourne, I will try my best to tell your story.


This Human Stories Series is a cumulation of stories shared with Affluent Society by its readers and followers from around the world.


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