Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Sunday, November 18, 2012

PICTORS METAMORPHISIS was a remodel done in 1976 w/ aid of= STUDENTS, COOKS & BUSBOYS ! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ "SUPERGRAPHIC" SIGNAGE was with philodendrin selloum my > >TRANSCENDENTAL ALCHEMY< ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ LOW BUDGET GIFT to the public was my practice @ sdsu for years ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 5 PHOTOS REVEAL OUR WORK > radiant color signs were a way> to a tropic/ affordable solution- ( >painted in my spare time< ) !

      >for five years at the beginning of a<
       >quarter century at sdsu i was able<
            >to construct several projects<
          >for the public who needed help<
              >then i was told if a student<
                >was hurt it was my fault<
                 (+BUT ONLY PARTIALLY+)
       >pictors was a low budget remodel<
         >project for two cooks who came<
                +SEEKING DESIGN HELP+
       >reminds me of the jazz workshop<
             >in new orleans when two<
               +SOUGHT DESIGN HELP+

                 (>magic matrix alchemy<
                    >of a low/no budget<)
                        +F O R M U L A+
         >using martin senour paints w/ a<
         >brillient european pigment and<
                    +TROPICAL MATRIX+
           >a tropical planter out in front<
       >suddenly appeared on india street<
         >an old san diego out of the way<
         >radiantly (overnight) a modern<
                 +MIRACLE HAPPENED+
           >(very much like a crop circle)<

                  +TONIGHT'S PHOTOS+
             >convey the manifest on old<
                >india street in san diego<
       (>dave please rearrange the photos<
          >here to match the text, thanks<)

        #1)          +PICTORS 1976+
        >the finished project with tropical<
            >plants & signage all in place<
               (>unfortunately i have not<
                 >found a "before" photo<)

        #2)          +TWO CONCEPTS+
           >i designed two versions of the<
                   (>graphite on vellum<)
                    +TOP ONE SELECTED+
                      (>symbols in circles<
                         >exotic produce<)

        #3)      +RAISING CEREMONY+
      >the cooks, busboys and a few of our<
          >students perform the raising of<
                    +SPECIAL MOMENT+
              >the signage i had painted<

        #4)      +COMPLETED FACADE+
       >two inch redwood "bender board"<
         >strips on a metal frame created<
            >a textural awning overhead<

        #5)      +TROPICAL SIGNAGE+
       >reflected the tropical cusine offered
         >in this very exotic restaurant and<
                     (+AFRICAN CUISINE+)
            >light fixtures inside provided<
               >more of this theme flavor<

       >san diego was connected to exotic<
        >places once again, as it had been<
             >(attention mr james bourke)<
                 +IN ITS EARLY SAIL DAYS+
                 gene ray, lajolla, california

               >eugene ray. mfa, architect<
                 >professor emeritus, sdsu<

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