Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ART, ALCHEMY, ARCHITECTURE / paris, new orleans, lajolla

+PARIS & NEW ORLEANS+
>are magical cities where every moment there<
>is very precious and for a special evening go<
>to "la closerie des lilas" (pleasure garden of<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
>(see my Facebook pg)<
+ / "CLOSERIE des LILAS")+
>the lilacs) historical restaurant monument in<
>the st. germain / st. sulpice area of old paris<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+CLAUDE deBUSSY+
>the >great composer< was an habitue there<
>as was picasso and all the >modern artists< 
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / JEAN PAUL SARTRE)+
>marianne and i enjoyed having the table of<
+(METAL PLATE)+
>jean paul sartre in the area near the pianist<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+APPOLLINAIRE+
>"the brains" of the group was a >favorite<
>of mine and i once located his penthouse<
+PICASSO'S HEAD OF HIM+
>(in the church garden)<
+IS REALLY OF >G. STEIN+
>from the boulevard st. germain , high up<
>overlooking the >world of visionaries<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+ARTISTRY LIVES & BREEDS+
>(google : eugene ray<
> / st germain, paris)<
+IN THIS SECTION OF PARIS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 >marianne and i >loved the "hotel de l'abbaye"<
>in this arrondissement near >st. sulpice church<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ HOTEL de L'ABBAYE)+
>and we asked for the room where >catherine<
>denuve & >marcello mostrianni >made love<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >claude de bussy, some >researchers believe<
>was the secret grand master of the priory de<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>/ PRIORY de SION)+
>sion before >jean cocteau / it is well known<
>he frequented >bookshop of the marvelous<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >in new orleans, my old friend clarence john<
>laughlin, could easily have been the not so<
>secret sion grand master / when he >passed<
+(GOOGLE :>>>> EUGENE RAY /+
+CLARENCE JOHN LAUGHLIN)+
>away he >selected paris< to be buried in by<
>his >wonderful wife< who >built his library<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my friends, >john & tania messina & i used<
>to share mayan research w/ clarence / i was<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+AUGUSTUS LE PLONGEON)+
>very impressed that the >maya painted their<
>great yucatan temples a flaming >red< color<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >my work constructed in louisiana & california<
>was in the tradition of the paris alchemists and<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ ELECTROMAGNETICS)+
>it was fitting my >first french publication and<
>exhibition was in the >park la viellette in paris<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my guest lecturer at sdsu, >paolo soleri (poster<
>at left) great organic architect of megastructural<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / PAOLO SOLERI)+
>cities had old europe spiritual traits, which was<
>fitting as he grew up near the >shroud of turin<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this domed tower at >famed chateau latour<
>vinyard reminds me of >degruy & cavaroc<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>/ DOME SUGAR MILL)+
>ancestors / degruy as >templar building the<
>dome mill / cavaroc, heritage of bordeaux<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the famed french artist "balthus", here w/ his<
>wife, setsuco, lived in a >magnificent chalet<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>/ BALTHUS CHALET)+
>near gruyere and >possessed a devotion to<
>french castle ruins and the knights templer<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >professor robert heck the >famed architectural<
>historian at lsu thought this new orleans house<
>my best louisiana design / perhaps the "jungle"<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / WILTY RESIDENCE)+
>concept of plants in the living room was best<
>i liked >sliding panels separating vital rooms<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >a "gene" is a blueprint to make a protein<
>(i just heard this on coast to coast radio)<
+(HARMONY IS IMPORTANT+
+EVERYTHING VIBRATING)+
>to infuse our body with a >magnificent<
>technology that >communicates deeply<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >it was in >paris where marianne and i had<
>the most >magical moments (she also has<
+GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ PARIS W/ MARIANNE+
>some french dna) / >paris to me is a place<
>that i feel a sensation of always belonging<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+NOTE : GOOGLE HAS COLLECTED AN+
+AMAZING COLLECTION OF MY BLOG+
>(i never cease to be >amazed<
>by the collection technology<
>reflecting "wholistic vision"<
>it far exceeds just paris view)<
+IMAGES REF.  >PARIS W/ MARIANNE<+
+IT IS A VERY COMPREHENSIVE VIEW+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu






Monday, July 6, 2015

PARIS-PAPUS-ROSICRUCIANS / "bookshop of the marvelous"

+"BOOKSHOP OF THE MARVELOUS"+
>(alchemy was topic #1 in early libraries)< 
+/(PAPUS-GAYARRE-HUGO-GRUY)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>in paris, is where my 19th century new orleans<
>ancestors charles gayarre and francois verloin<
>degruy would go to see >victor hugo< talking<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / VICTOR HUGO)+
>with papus the owner about >alchemy /(both<
>hugo and degruy were >married to fouchers)<
>(gayarre spent 15 years research in old paris)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+ALCHEMY+
>was the major topic of research in the >famed<
>bookshop. papus himself was a key alchemist<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>/ ALCHEMY IN PARIS)+
>w/ fulcanelli & the de leseppes brothers who<
>had family in >nola near my cavaroc family<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

+"MAGIC IN ANCIENT EGYPT"+
>was also a >favorite research subject for the<
>gathered alchemists. >(degruy was studying<
>to ba a doctor & was chemistry immersed)<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / CHARLES NODIER)+
>charles nodier hugo's friend, gathered data<
>on alchemy for his >famed arsenal library<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >scholars in paris were all devoted to victor hugo<
>who was an amazing persona / fascinated by the<
>egyptian & mayan magicians he discovered the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / MAYA CHAKMOOL)+
>merovingian >dagobert dna in rennes le chateau<
>via his foucher wifes link in degruy orient forest<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >flying ufo vehicles were known in the ancient<
>civilizations of egypt, sumeria, peru & yucatan<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / THE SILVER SHIP)+
>long before my transcendent experience in 47<
>gave birth to a long career in art / architecture<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >during the last pilgrimage of marianne & i<
>to paris i found the "librarire du grille", the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / DAGOBERT DNA)+
>new "bookshop of the marvelous" where i<
>had a talk with the >aged alchemist owner<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >fertile jungle ruins were a fascination for me<
>as long as i can remember / mayan nubian or<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / JUNGLE RUINS)+
>french creole the interest in both cases was a<
>compelling force in my daily creative out put<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >in an intense >three year period in new orleans<
>1966-1969 i was able to >construct & exhibit a<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / NEW ORLEANS WORK)+
>body of radiant structures & environments that<
>galvanized our >new life in california< forever<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >some day a time machine (thinking of our<
>friend ray bradbury) would allow me to re<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / MAGNY FOUCHARD)+
>visit the degruy chateau magny fouchard &<
>the le ray chapel in the french orient forest<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / LE RAY CHAPEL)+
>to see the "shroud of turin" held high by a<
>devoted vergy-charney related hero knight<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >papus was a >pivotal persona in 19th C paris &<
>our >rosicrucian-rougemont abbey friends in san<
>jose california will be happy to know his book<
+(PAPUS WELCOMED THE+
+PARIS >ROSICRUCIANS)+
>shop is where they saw >victor hugo & his wife<
>plus claude debussy >(st. surplice, their church)<
+(DEBUSSY=SION PRIORY)+
>plus opera friend >famed singer emma calvet<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / EMMA CALVET)+
>& many vital >rosicrucians w/ a paris location<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+MEROVINGIAN >DNA DATA<+
>synchronistically, near the bookshop was the<
>seminary of the st sulpice church, where the<
>famed priest >oilier lived who translated the<
+(GOOGLE :>>> EUGENE RAY /+
+DAGOBERT'S PARCHMENTS)+
>merovingian parchments of rev saunier who<
>had met emma calvet & >became her lover<
+(CABRIERES WAS SOURCE+
+OF DAGOBERT'S FAMILY)+
>compelling her to purchase cabrieres castle<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >two hundred years later the >alchemists< of<
>the >"bookshop of the marvelous"< in paris<
>would feel an empathy w/ our design effort<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+SYNERGETIC ENVIRONS)+
>at san diego state university to >convert base<
+(RADIANT ALCHEMY)+ !
>materials to radiant "transcendent manifests"<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+SPECIAL NOTICE /+
+FACEBOOK >AID+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>it is my pleasure to inform those viewers<
>who can access my Facebook page, i.e. <
+(YOUTUBE VIDEOS and+
+many EARLIER BLOGS)+
>"eugene ray architect" that the >group of<
>adjunct videos & blogs is >helpful< and<
+PROVIDES  >EXPANDED DATA<+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu


Sunday, July 5, 2015

4TH OF JULY VISION / by rockets red glare "MAGIC" is in the air

+ABORIGINAL COSMETICS+
>could be a very >artistic expression< and the<
>legends of >extraterrestrial aboriginal contact<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+/ INDIAN-ET INTERFACE)+
>has much good evidence to convince us that<
>this interface has been going on for centuries<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+GEORGE CATLIN+
>performed a >heroic deed in >portraying north<
>american aboriginals with the >powerful image<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / ORGANIC MAGIC)+
>they were able to present in their original vision<
>where >organic magic played a very large role< 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+NEW ORLEANS+
>like besencon france to our foucher hugo nodier<
>people is a city with a >huge history of organic<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / LAFCADIO HEARN)+
>MAGIC in the back streets & plantation cabins<
>which >lafcadio hearn & clarence laughlin saw<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >aboriginal >magicians snake dance w/ drums<
>and chants was as powerful a performance as<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+INDIAN SNAKE DANCE)+
>those in the >nubia-mayan yucatan< or in my<
>native >new orleans with voudou ceremonies<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >in new orleans my >passion was to review<
>the powerful >organic mise-en-scene & to<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ TULANE EXHIBITION)+
>create an >oeuvre of work that presented it<
>as a magical >transcendental manifestation<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >in california at >san diego state university< it<
>was my goal to create exhibitions that would<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+SDSU ENVIRON DESIGN)+
>express the >organic magic that i found from<
>cosmic & organic vision to madame blavatski<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >marian, my >blessed first wife< worked as a<
>librarian at scripps institute of oceanography<
+(WIVES BRING RADIANT+
+VISION TO THE MATRIX)+
>marianne, my blessed second wife was at the<
+(PHYSICIST 1st HUSBAND)+
>china lake >secret u.s.a. space and ufo base<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >on mars and the moon >radiant ruins & artifacts<
>are bring found, much to nasa chagrin / >truth is<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+MARS, MOON ARTIFACT)+
>too >powerful to keep secret & it is evident that<
>despite much obsfucation aliens are everywhere<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >"nature is our best guide" was my advice to<
>students at lsu, tulane, sdsu and schools all<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+NATURE OUR BEST GUIDE)+
>over this blessed planet where flowers open<
>daily to smile and offer us the best radiance<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >egyptian magic technology is >fascinating< and<
>the >radiant biotronic djed pillar device is at the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ DJED PILLAR DEVICE)+
>top of their >impressive history of transcendent<
>extraterrestrial interfaced creative organic vision<
 >last night, >peter davenport of the ufo reporting<
>center related an experience of astonishment by<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / 1947 UFO SIGHTING)+
>an american seeing a >"cigar shaped" craft, the<
>very type i saw / (emphasizes long observation)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >my >lectures on three continents regarding<
>radiant architecture would have been much<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+RADIANT ARCHITECTURE)+
>enhanced if wun chok bong's great books<
>has been available / (i highly recommend)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >it is very rewarding to study dave fobes oeuvre<
>up close, where the craftsmanship is so superb<
+(SEE : MISTERFOBES.COM+
+>/ REVIEW HIS PROCESS)+
>and to read or hear his explanation about his<
>great personal effort to make powerful magic<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the work of antonio gaudi, possesses powerful<
>organic complexity reminding us that nature is<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / ANTONIO GAUDI)+
>very complex even if one is drawn to a cosmic<
>conscious orientation for transcendental design<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >tonight's blog was completed after the 4th<
>of july fireworks were completed both in<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / TULANE EXHIBITION)+
>lajolla and in washington on television &<
>i told marianne about louis xiv fireworks<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+>/ VERSAILLES PALACE)+
>in franee at versailles where our "emigre"<
>french ancestor left for the >nola colony<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+FIREWORKS WERE >IMPORTANT+
+AT >VERSAILLES IN THE 18TH C.+
+/ THE USE RELATED TO PARTIES+
>(leonardo da vinci< was the<
>leading fireworks designer<
>in 16th century france for<
>king francois 1st & court<
>with michael de gruyere)<
+IN THE GARDENS, NOT TO WAR+
+BASTILLE WAS IN THE FUTURE+
>amazingly these were<
+LEONARDO da VINCI DESIGNS+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu

Saturday, July 4, 2015

CELEBRATION TIME / dave's work selected for L.A. exhibition !

+CONGRATULATIONS+
+PROF. DAVID FOBES+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>artist, professor, alumnus, friend…has had his >very<
+SEE PHOTO #3)+
>impressive large collage piece >>"this side of crazy"<
>selected part of 2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition<
+BARNDALL PARK ARTS CENTER+
+(HOLLYWOOD @ SUNSET BLVD)+
>ay the los angeles municipal art gallery, july 26, 2pm<
>to 5pm awards ceremony in the gallery center at 3pm<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+SYNCHRONISTICALLY+
>this is a >setting i once >experienced< with<
>lloyd wright the son of the >great architect<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / LLOYD WRIGHT)+
>who designed the hollyhock house which<
>is part of this historical L.A. arts complex<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+(NOTE : i recommend visiting all this<
>plus lloyd wright's sowden house on<
>franklin ave….a few blocks distant)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this impressive cosmic conscious installation<
>by dave was featured in dave's exhibition at<
+(RADIANT COSMOS+
+/ INSTALLATION)+
>the "bread & salt" gallery >during last year<
>/one of my very favorite of a prolific effort<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >this very inventive design by dave is a<
>clever series of four paintings / three of<
+(DAVE & I WITH HIS+
+>"CARD TABLES"<)+
>which hang on the wall >(folding legs)<
>(all four make an art-card table group)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this is dave's "transcendental manifestation"<
>selected for the 2015 L.A. Juried Exhibition<
+("THIS SIDE OF CRAZY"/+
+SELECTED,  L.A. SHOW)+
>"This Side Of Crazy" radiant fabric collage<
>on the left / (dear marianne in the middle)<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / DAVE FOBES, ARTIST)+
>(get the checkbooks out, lines form on left<
>don't wait, >>(van gogh collectors lesson)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >many of these gems are available<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >to wise & fortunate lovers of quality<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >all of dave's >radiant oeuvre< is spectacular<
>& it has been a pleasure to watch >inventive<
+(SEE : MISTERFOBES.COM+
+/ FOR DAVE;S WEB SITE)+
>technical measures taken at each step along<
>a path ensured to a role of image leadership<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >design of a transcendental nature is<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >at the heart of dave's excellent oeuvre<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >dave's high quality craftsmanship reflects an<
>artist in command of his radiant oeuvre such<
+(DAVE DESCRIBES RADIANT+
+TECHNIQUES> on HIS WWW)+
>that the image is matched by the technique to<
>provide the collector with >enduring quality<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >dave's talent is matched by his human persona<
>winning a group of friends >devoted & lasting,<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / SILVER SHIP CREW)+
>here we see him w/ fellow "silver ship" alums<
>dennis woodard, (left) & chris jung, builders<
>chris restored the famed chemosphere house<
+(CHEMOSPHERE HOUSE /+
+JOHN LAUTNER, ARCH.)+
>dennis installed the silver ship electricity w/o<
>help or compensation (this was his own idea)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >mario lara & jack houston were two >fine alumni<
>of the construction. >roger utt, below background<
>as others, like ralph bowman, gave moral support<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>/ EACH ALUM'S NAME)+
>happy birthday wish to jack (yesterday his b. day)<
>am happy to hear good things about all our crew<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>kudos of the highest order are appropriate for<
>dave's profound effort in life / >his aid to me<
>on the "silver ship" construction was superb<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / THE SILVER SHIP)+
>& his >continual interest in my work leaves<
>me with a >heart filled with much gratitude<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+LIFE IS A FASCINATING &+
+COMPLEX CHALENGE W/+
+HURDLES GALORE.. and+
>(dave;s selection was<
>a >resounding"perk"<
>so >well deserved)< !
+THE  >"PERKS" MAKE UP+
+for our >HUMAN FRAILTY+
+ (SPEAKING OF MYSELF)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu