Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Thursday, February 21, 2013

JUNGLE GLORY @ BONAMPAK ! >radiant flower of mayan vision ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FANTASTIC MAYAN WORLD was artistc treasure=radiant energy- ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ DEGRUY LINK VIA JEAN LAFITTE> his jungle lair was near degruy= JUNGLE INDIAN MOUND HOUSE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 5 PHOTOS/"ROUTE of the MAYA" first published in= FRANCE 1995 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ #1) becan= yucatan JUNGLE star #2) bonampak/ lecandan jungle #3) bonampak/ large upper wall #4) bonampak/ tropical dancers #5) bonampak/ fertile ceremony

               >inspired my construction<
                  >of our sansouci forest<
                      +JUNGLE HOUSE+
          >on the bogue falaya jungle river<
             >st tammany parish louisiana<
                >upriver from the degruy<
                      +19C PLANTATION+
             +FRANCOIS VERLOIN deGRUY+
              >(marigny related neighbor)<
                  >on lake pontchartrain<

       >to many old and new friends who<
         >wrote me yesterday i will do my<
                   +BEST TO RESPOND+

                    +JUNGLE RADIANCE+
          >as you gather by now the jungle<
            >in our french view is a fantastic<
                  +PLACE FOR CREATIVITY+
           >sadly as mary lynn hyde photos<
           >on old degruy plantation land<
                       +GIGANTIC TREES+
                             +ARE LOST+
              >show our jungles are gone<
                 >(industrial interests etc)<

                 +ORIENT FOREST FRANCE+
      >site of my degruy ancestors chateau<
                   +MAGNY FOUCHARD+
                        >s.e. of troyes<
          >gave them a taste for the jungle<
             >which they transferred to the<
              >jungle south of new orleans<
                   >eugene ray / degruy<
                   >indian mound house<
                    (their first house in the<
                        >barataria jungle<
                        +JEAN LAFITTE+
        >their privateer friend (when that<
        >widespread trade was legal) had<
           >his headquarters deep in the<
                    +BARATARIA JUNGLE+
     >jean baptiste degruy/jungle architect<
                  (+DOME SUGAR MILL+)
         >designed (ala davinci) huge carts<
               >to haul lafitte's goods to<
                       +NEW ORLEANS+
                     >bound river boats<

                    +TONIGHT'S PHOTOS
       >yucatan jungle artistic apocalypse<
        >at bonampak was my inspiration<
            >in the sansouci forest jungle<
                   >eugene ray architect<
                        >sansouci forest<

        #1)                +BECAN+
        >mayan jungle city 150 miles north<
         >of tulum where i took a bus load<
                       +MAYA SURVEY+
             >of sdsu/ed student camping<
               >and photographing ruins<
                    +CHRISTMAS 1980+
              (>i have written extensivly<
                 >about this expedition<)

          #2)         +BONAMPAK+
       >deep in the lecandan mayan jungle<
           >this most fabulous of all mayan<
                       +MURAL MARVELS+
                   >was first discovered in<
     >note : these wonderful illustrations<
         >are all from the galimard book<
                +"ROUTE OF THE MAYA"+
             >the best maya book i have<
                 >ever seen,  anywhere<

     #3)               +BONAMPAK+
          >section of the upper wall mural<
                     +CELESTIAL GODS+
             (>reference/ research of the<
             >presence by wun chok bong<)

      #4)              +BONAMPAK+
         >detail of the god-king ceremony<
             >which so impressed aldous<
                   >comment regarding<
                >radiant tropic expression<

        #5)            +BONAMPAK+
         >the jungle sound of turtle shells<
            >trumpets, drums and rattles<
            >the synergetic mise-en-scene<
                 >of the god like dancers<

                     +RADIANT ENERGY+

                 gene ray, lajolla, california

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

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