Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

FRENCH APPRECIATION / gratitude for clark fobes provence reports

+CLARK FOBES+
>dave's twin brother like dave, multi talented<
>has >made me happy sending many photos<
+(THANKS CLARK /  THIS+
+BLOG >APPRECIATION)+
>of >summer in france to Facebook from his<
>music festival >near a lyon provence milieu<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  

+SUMMER IN FRANCE W/+
>(genetic memory lights<
>my >metaphysical fire)<
+COLOR, LIGHT, ENERGY+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>one of the >greatest music discoveries of<
>my life was the chansons of the fabulous<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / FRANCOISE HARDY)+
>francoise hardy / >her sound inspired my<
>work for a >silver ship< >quarter century<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +FRANCOISE HARDY+
>with the music of francoise hardy i was<
>taken immediately by its >lyrical sound<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / TROUBADOURS)+
>poetic / soft / whispering even >(shouts<
>not for me) footsteps of the troubadours<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +MENU / GRAPHIC ART+
>lyrical french popular art graphics of the<
>1930s and late 40s was >my focus in the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+FREMCH GRAPHIC ART)+
+paris bouquenists & flea markets / this is<
>a menu from the "galleries lafayette" cafe<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+APPOLINAIRE / POSSESED+
+>ART INSIGHTS< GENIUS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>marianne and i shall be in monaco in sept<
>celebrating her 85th birthday / this was a<
+(GOOGLE : EUGEE RAY+
+>>> / APPOLINAIRE)+
>locus of appolinaire's birth / >the linkage<
>of appolinaire here is vital to my research<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+"1.5 LITRE GRAND SPORT">> / +
+(SPORTSHOUSE INSPIRATION)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>the magic in the >racing sports car< for me<
>has inspired my designing "sports houses"<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / "SPORTS HOUSES")+
>small, simple, affordable prototype designs<
> / this 1950s "gordini" is a profound lesson<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+GORDINI / (SORCERER)+
+>SPORTSCAR< GENIUS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>master designer >gordini reflects the latin<
>genius for racing cars constructed by the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / AMADEE GORDINI)+
>shear use of passion / against powerful &<
>well funded opposition gordini won cups<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+NICE / (CITY OF ART+
+& RADIANT LIGHT)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this great latin ligurian city reflects the<
>powerful alchemy essence created in a<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / PHILIPPE de BRESSE)+
>synthesis of french & italian dna / our<
>bresse ancestors in villefranche relate<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+"MANON LASCAUT"+
+(GRUY REF. OPERA)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>the great french opera "manon lascaut"<
>has a powerful link to >degruy history<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / "MANON LASCAUT")+
>via one of the key opera stars a degruy<
>w/ a >vital role< in the >opera's theme<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+PORTOFINO CASTLE+
+/ (BRESSE HISTORY)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>portofino seaside village near genoa is<
>one of the most beautiful places that i<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / PORTOFINO, ITALY)+
>have ever seen / the ancient castle has<
>a powerful history & radiant location<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +AKHENATEN ET LINK+
>the fascinating >"ancient aliens", history<
>channel tv doc. program has consistently<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / KING AKHENATEN)+
>linked >ancient egypt king akhenaten w/<
>ET insights  (daughter's heads evidence)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +FRENCH IN EGYPT+
>french scholars working in egypt and<
>the yucatan have brought great talent<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>>ANCIENT EGYPT)+
>to the study of ancient civilization w/<
>extraterrestrial links clear via insight<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +JOSEPHINE BAKER'S CASTLE /+
>(last sunday's new york times)<
+NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL PG+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>the great african-french performer of the<
>1930s & 40s, josephine baker had great<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / MOULIN ROUGE)+
>success at the moulin rouge in paris and<
>acquired this impressive historical castle<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +AFRICAN FRENCH TALENT+
>there has been >much integration< of african<
>and french people in >paris especially in the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / LE CORBUSIER)+
>arts / lecorbusier & josephine baker became<
>famous friends on a >brazil to france cruise<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +JOSEPHINE BAKER ART+
>josephine baker became a national hero<
>in france especially after she adopted a<
+(GOOGLE : JOSEPHINE+
+>>>BAKER / PARIS)+
>number of homeless children installing<
>them in her large and impressive castle<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+YOUTUBE HAS A FABULOUS+
+VARIETY OF FRENCH MUSIC+
>(google : youtube /
>francoise hardy)<
+>FRANCOISE HARDY< IS MY+
+FAVORITE, PLEASE GOOGLE+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>for friends of my >professional work<
>several videotapes of my lectures &<
>interviews are on youtube including<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / YOUTUBE VIDEOS)+
>an extensive interview by dr. resnick<
>arranged by SDSU professor rob ray<
>OF >SDSU LIBRARY< ARCHIVE+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu




Thursday, July 21, 2016

LIGURIA / RADIANT LAND / admirals colombus / doria & bresse


+"ALONG THE RIVIERAS+
>(written & illustrated<
>>by gordon home / )<
+OF >FRANCE & ITALY"+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>(this wonderful book was<
>published in 1928 and is<
>radiant w/ >color plates)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+LIGURIA WAS THE LOCUS+
+OF >ADMIRAL de BRESSE+
>(our ancestors from genoa<
>and villefranche sur mer)<
+>VILLEFRANCHE-sur-MER+
+ANCIENT LINK to GENOA+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>catherine de bresse >our great<
>grandmother married john ray<
+(ART STRONG >HER+
+NIECE was >FAMED)+
>(her father from villefranche)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >over a five-year period researching our<
>de bresse & de guy ancestors< it is very<
+(GRUY & BRESSE LINKS w/+
+VILLE FRANCHE sur MER)+
>synchronistic that both ancestral family<
>histories >can be traced to villefranche<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >count de gruyere was w/ king francois I<
>at the >de bresse fortress in villefranche<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / COCTEAU CHAPEL)+
>jean cocteau used sion priory symbolism<
>at villefranche w/ links to degruy history<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >over many years i combed many great<
>bookshops looking for >books like this<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / LIGURIAN COAST)+
>the french & italian blazons represent a<
>linked nature of >ligurian coast history<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+MONACO / (GRIMALDI CASTLE)+
>the prince of monaco's ancestors bought<
>the valentinois title many decades ago /<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / VALENTINOIS)+
>(valentin verloin degruy< was the >full<
>degruy name and links w/ the grimaldi)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+VILLEFRANCHE / NICE+
>this illustration looks like villefranche<
>in the >mid distance w/ nice in the far<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+KNIGHTS TEMPLAR SHIP)+
>background / villefranche deep water<
>caused >knights templar fort & ships<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+CANNES (HOTEL "SPLENDID"+
>marianne and i stayed in a wonderful hotel<
>about where this view is from / the walk to<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / CANNES, FRANCE)+
>the castle is filled w/ >many restaurants of a<
>great riviera seafood quality, fine ambience<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +EZE & the FRENCH RIVIERA+
>eze (eagles nest) the most dramatic hill town<
>on the french riviera is >above cap ferrat and<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+<<<< / CAP FERRAT)+
>reflects the need to >defend against saracens<
>who originated on the >tunis< african coast<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +MENTONE / (for MARIANNE & MARIAN)+
>one of the most beautiful hotels we ever stayed in<
>was in old mentone / "l'aiglon" >(eagle w/ ref to<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / MENTONE (MENTON)+
>napoleon) "gault millau" our favorite guide book<
>led us to this 19th C chateau w/ swimming pool<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +MENTONE / ITALIAN FRONTIER+
>so many >radiant memories< of old mentone<
>on the >french-italian border / >cocteau was<
+(MENTONE HAS GREAT+
+WARMTH >IN WINTER)+
>a >mentone enthusiast / >there is a museum<
>of his work here / mentone has much history<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+FRANCE seen from BORDIGHERA+
>claude monet made radiant paintings of this<
>great place (much color) / eiffel retired here<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / EIFFEL / BEAULIEU)+
>after beaulieu / we loved his beaulieu home<
>now a residence hotel & dined there w/ joy<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +SAVONA & TORRE PANCALDO+
>this is where >colombus lived much of his<
>life / the three admirals colombus, doria &<
+(TWO ABBEYS  >WERE+
+the >SPIRIT of SAVONA)+
>bresse are famed here / the saracens raided<
>& took the town over 10th until 11th cent.<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +GENOA / COLUMBUS BIRTH+
>genoa is the star of sea faring liguria and<
>legend in our >ray family tells of bresse<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>>> / OLD GENOA)+
>origins / although research reveals that to<
>be villehtanche locus of admiral bresse st<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+GENOA / PORT OF LIGURIA+
>such history of the >admirals here but very<
>close to the east is the >ancient fishing port<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / OLD PORTOFINO)+
>of portofino which is the most poetic of all<
>ligurian ports / >(hotel eden is affordable)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+GORDON HOME+
>did a wonderful job >illustrating the romance<
>of >old liguria< and for me in particular using<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / GENETIC MEMORY)+
>the power of "genetic memory" it touched my<
>psychic heart explaining the ligurian attraction<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  

+DISCLAIMER+
>"to each his own"< / >liguria may do nothing<
>for you as say ireland means so much for my<
+(BRITISH DEVOTION GAVE+
+RIVIERA ITS GREAT FAME)+
>beloved marianne / however it was expatriate<
>english travelers who caused riviera devotion<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+LOOKING SOUTH+
>in new orleans the yucatan was a great draw<
>and is for me to this day / english, french &<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / MAYAN YUCATAN)+
>american archeologists >paved recognition<
>of mayan genius / the cosmic eye so special<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu            


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ARTISTS AS VISIONARIES / in the milieu of color, light, energy

+PIERRE BONNARD <
>like matisse, chagall, picasso and others<
>sought out the radiant light of the french<
+(APPOLLINAIRE / was+
+BORN IN >MONACO)+
>riviera to >create paintings that would be<
>boyant w/ the warmth of the african wind<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
+PAUL KLEE+
>left the grey sleet of his swiss origins<
>to sail to tunisia (of all places) to find<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / KLEE IN TUNISIA)+
>the radiant milieu of arcadia / >his work<
>there was transcendental manifestations<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+CLAUDE MONET+
>found his arcadia on the italian-french<
>ligurian border at >bordagheria where<
+GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / BORDAGHERIA+
>the >vatican finds the palm fronds for<
>the >pope's palm sunday celebrations<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+ECSTACY+
>i found for myself was more available in<
>the color, light, energy >of the south< of<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+VILLEFRANCHE sur MER)+
>france / genetic memory of my de bresse<
>ancestors villefranche was a potent elixir<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+BONNARD IS FAMED FOR HIS+
+DOMESTIC PAINTINGS FROM+
>(marian and i searched for<
>pierre bonnard's home< &<
>were rewarded / >radiant)<
+HIS CANNES SUBURB  HOME+
+A NEW MUSEUM IS NEARBY+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 +BONNARD'S GENIUS+
>was in colar & light / marthe bathing<
>was expressed in the shimmering h2o<
>of her tub w/ the magnificent light of<
+(RADIANCE WAS A FOCUS+
+OF BONNARD & MYSELF)+
>cannes / he captured a transcendental<
>aura that inspired m & i on the riviera<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +MARTHE BATHING+
>bonnard's life w/ marthe< was >poignant &<
>he focused on their >domestic life< in their<
>small home in a >cannes suburb / >marthe<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / PIERRE BONNARD)+
>suffered from a >bipolar illness / >much of<
>her day was devoted to bathing & dressing<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +BONNARD DRESSING+
>pierre & marthe lived a simple existence<
>but enjoyed the friendship of matisse who<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / HENRI MATISSE)+
>he visited w/ much empathy of color light<
>focus / >matisse lived in a nice hotel suite<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +MARTHE DRESSING+
>like marthe bathing was essential to<
>bonnard's passion to express cannes<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / COLOR & LIGHT)+
>sensual radiance / >the human body<
>is a transcendental focus in the light<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +ALFRESCO DINING+
>as i explained to our students "architecture<
>is more >"situation"< then object / environ<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BIOTRONIC ENERGY)+
>design was my SDSU focus / biotronics is<
>the ultimate reward of a color light design<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +KITCHEN WINDOW+
>bonnard's garden and marthe are framed<
>causing a realization of the transcendent<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / FRENCH RIVIERA)+
>quality of nature on the rivera / marian &<
>marianne and i were also inspired by this<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+DRESSING TABLE+
>for friends interested in my devotion to<
>cap ferrat france / >roderick cameron's<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+ST JEAN CAP FERRAT)+
>"the golden riviera" is a must read book<
>am posting data on my >Facebook page<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+BAUHAUS >VISION+
+CAME EARLY,  1911+
>the remarkable work of professor kandinsky<
>at the bauhaus reflects the >atmosphere that<
>advanced academia provided for experiment<
+(ACADEMIA PROVIDED  >EARLY+
+EXPERIMENTAL< ATMOSPHERE)+
>as i began my academic career in 1965 only<
>five years after starting to build in louisiana<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+WASSILY KANDINSKY+
>(early abstract detail)<
+BLACK LINES  /  1913+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+WASSILY KANDINSKY+
>(early abstract detail)<
+IMPRESSION III  / 1911+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>30 years after these >early bauhaus experiments<
>our brother, randolph j. ray jr was beginning his<
+(OUR BROTHER PAINTED+
+>"ABSTRACTS"< IN 1941)+
>career with abstract paintings in old new orleans<
> / this was not easy>(this mode was not popular)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >"COLOMBE D'OR" / ARTISTS HAVEN+
>when >marian & marianne< stayed w/ me at<
>the >column d'or hotel we were surrounded<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / MAEGHET MUSEUM)+
>by the experimental early modern paintings<
>nearby was the famed maeghet art museum<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
+ITALIAN CINEMA+
>when marian & i moved to lajolla in 1970<
>one of the great attractions was>"mithras"<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / CREATIVE MEDIA)+
>bookshop & "unicorn" cinema where the<
>most >experimental films were daily fare<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +FRENCH BOOKS+
>each summer, in paris i found the best art<
>& architecture books in the "bouquenist"<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / BOUQUENISTS)+
>bookshops along the seine river / >these<
>books shall go to SDSU after i move on<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +ROME FOR VISION+
>marianne & i look forward to the >great<
>city of rome to celebrate her >85th birth<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / ROME ARTISTRY)+
>day / >visionary artistry thrives in rome<
>& we shall share this experience w/ you<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+GRATITUDE+
>to those of you who have so kindly<
>written to me / my email address is<
:>>>eugeneray1932@gmail.com<<<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+DEEP CONDOLENCE >TO OUR+
+ALUM->GOOD FRIEND PHILIP+
>(how well we >remember<
>that profound experience<
>in our own mothers way)<
+MATZIGKEIT / >HIS MOTHERS+
+RECENT PROFOUND PASSING+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu



Sunday, July 17, 2016

MORE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE / life & art offer cosmic synchronicity

+DAVID FOBES, ARTIST / PROF+
>built an installation a few years ago that i<
>photographed & >show tonight as a time<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / TIME MACHINE)+
>machine that we can use to >travel to other<
>dimensions w/ several family-friends there< 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+RAY BRADBURY+
>the great los angeles sic fi writer w/ time<
>machine interest became my friend after<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / RAY BTADBURY)+ 
>a lecture to a >packed audience< at SDSU<
>i have written about our long time affinity<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+BUCKMINSTER FULLER+
>became our friend after i heard his lecture<
>at LSU in 1965 / >in 1970 he sent to me a<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+BUCKMINSTER FULLER)+
>copy of his "sky ocean world" map / 1994<
>his foundation selected us for a final conf.<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  

+JIM BOURKE & ALICE ANDA+
>provided me >great help< in those final<
>years at SDSU, before i caught malaria<
+(AFTER THIS I FOCUSED on+
+BINDER BOOK >ARCHIVE)+
>after my >exhibition & lecture< in brazil<
>(intense illness caused retirement / 1996)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

+THIS BLOG and  FACEBOOK+
+NOW PROVIDE A RADIANT+
>despite great international<
>problems >life is exciting<
+STAGE / >PRESENTATION of+
+>COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>i am very grateful to our friend and<
>talented alum, prof dave fobes who<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / RADIANT CONCEPTS)+
>has >constantly produced art< that so<
>radiantly relates to my >cosmic work<
>his installation here so synchronistic<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >i am very grateful to all fine students of<
>my classes at SDSU / >such joy it is for<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+L.A. TIMES COMPETITION)+
>me to reflect on our work / we won many<
>awards in competition during those years<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >our >young family about 1980< after we<
>moved into the >silver ship / our children<
+(JOYOUS DAYS >in+
+OUR SILVER SHIP)+
>all graduated from >lajolla high school &<
>derek from UCLA, bronwen from UCSD<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >i am very grateful to >my family for<
>their patience >during those years of<
+(DEREK, BRONWEN AND+
+LESLEY / >ABOUT 1971)+
>intense effort to develop a profound<
>architectural polemic / it wasn't easy<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my first >serious international camera<
>was a >german voigtlander< folding<
+(GOOGLE : VOIGTLANDER /+
+ / 1950s FOLDING CAMERA)+
>vitex which i photographed plantations<
>with / (i remember the bellows aroma)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my talented friend & former student john<
>messina & his wife tania were my special<
>confidant's in new orleans as i constructed<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+TULANE EXHIBITION 69)+
>my mfa radiant architecture exhibition 69<
+(GOOGLE : JOHN MESSINA+
+ / SEVERAL FINE BOOKS)+
>john also photographed my work in nola<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >it pleases me greatly that our son derek<
>took this radiant photograph of a mayan<
+(GOOGLE : DEREK RAY /+
+READER / YUCATAN)+
>temple in the yucatan / this architecture<
>has >earned much of my blog attention<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >it pleases me that i >designed this early<
>biomorphic ferro cement shell structure<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+BIOMORPHIC STRUCTURE)+
>in our ancestral milieu of new orleans in<
>67 just as i >started my tulane mea work<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>our degruy ancestral magny fouchard<
>chateau in the orient forest was very<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / KNIGHTS TEMPLAR)+
>old when it was destroyed in the first<
>world war / history here was fantastic<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
                                      
 >my beloved wives >marianne (above)<
>and marian are the stars of my family<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+MARIANNE CONWAY RAY)+
>life & i can >never thank them enough<
>for the inspiration they have given me<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >st jean cap ferret france< is >my favorite<
>ligurian coast town (see my Facebook pg)<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+> ST. JEAN CAP FERRAT)+
>our >"brise marine" hotel above, special /<
>the marina here is a magnificent archetype<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >hotel >"la colombo d'or" is a fabulous<
>artists venue (picasso etc) my favorite<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / ST. PAUL de VENCE)+
>in our >favorite hill town< (st. paul de<
>vence) / >again see my Facebook text<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>there are >many heroes of this blog &<
>one that i finish this cinematic blog w/<
>was a talented scholar : charle gayarre<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / CHARLES GAYARRE)+
>of de bore-foucher  plantation history /<
>spent many research years in paris and<
>wrote poetically / (see harpers weekly)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+CHARLES GAYARRE >WROTE+
+A  >FINE HISTORY< OF NOLA+
>(french king< >louis philippe<
>head of >french mason lodge<
>inspired degruy >domed mill<
>stayed @ foucher plantation)<
+READ his >HARPERS WEEKLY+
+ACCOUNT OF FOUCHER LIFE+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>(my architectural career may be<
>traced to >this genetic memory)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu