Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Thursday, June 13, 2013


                       +ART AS-WAS-IS MAGIC+
                          >(in our creole home)<
          >always fascinated me and i was blessed<
            >with a brother who earned the position<
                         +RANDOLPH J. RAY JR+
               >of being a metaphysical magician<
                         >eugene ray / degruy<
            >for some earlier essay references<
              >to this amazing sibling persona<
                  >who died much too soon<
         >ultimately became the great medium<
            >of his gifts although painting was<
               >his original focus in louisiana<

                    +TONIGHT'S PHOTOS+
         >ranny and the milieu of magicians<
             >is a very special category that<

      #1)                   +RANNY+           
       >as i photographed him in the summer<
           >of 1952 in his Dumain St home in<
              >the New Orleans Vieux Carre<
            +RANNY KNEW EVERYTHING+          
                  >that was worth knowing<
             >HE READ WHILE WALKING+
                 >and painted while talking<
                  >he was the heart of any<
                       >group he graced< 
        #2)             +VISIONARY+
        >architecture became my focus and<
                       +NEW ORLEANS+
         >the milieu that encouraged magic<
                    +GARDEN DISTRICT+
                          +NOLA 1966+
       >was the perfect tree dominated milieu
          >to establish a new orleans studio<
               +JOHN & TANIA MESSINA+
                    >my daily confidants<
      +clarence john laughlin & walker percy<
           >were valued friends of creativity<

          #3)         +MAGICIANS+
        >of the native american world were<
          >the focus of anthropology study<
             >by a talented UCLA student<
                 +CARLOS CASTANEDA+
                (>his research is valuable<
                   >w/ many fine books<)

          #4)         +DEREK A. RAY+
        >my son , earned his masters degree<
         >at UCLA and sent this article about<
                  +CARLOS CASTANEDA+
              >published in the los angeles<
                        +"THE READER"+                 
                   >community magazine<

         #5)                +CINEMA+
       >as i wrote last night was a fine medium<
          >for visionary magicians of our time<
              >was a talented italian director<
                   >who created cinematic<

               +RADIANT ARCHITECTS+
                   >in touch w/ the stars<
                     +ANTONIO GAUDI+
         (>did you see the 60 MIN program<
           >he was NEVER called anthony<
                >but touched the cosmos<)
              >please google my essays<
                 >ref "child of the occult"<
               +FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT+
                       +BRUCE GOFF+
         >american architectural magicians<
             >that we can be very proud of<
              +NOT AN EASY LIFE PATH+ 

                gene ray, lajolla, california 

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

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