Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

RADIANT JUNGLE HARVEST / heat, seeds, soil, rain, light

+MEXICAN STAMPS+
>were very special to me in baton rouge<
>as a small boy looking through packets<
+(STRONG ORGANIC DESIGN+
+W/ MAYAN REFERENCES)+
>of stamps at latils 1938 stationary store<
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+RADIANT JUNGLE HARVEST+
>has been central to my perspective of life<
>aided by our family gardens, reading the<
+(FRENCH TROPIQUE VISION+
+/FUELED MY EARLY DAYS)+
>childhood jungle books and searches for<
>lost family plantations on weekend trips<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +OCTOBER 22 TO 29+
>marianne and i shall return to louisiana<
>to see family, friends, share insights<
+(RADIANT PILGRIMAGE+
+/ SACRED SEEDS 2014)+
>and professional knowledge and<
>search for radiant sacred seeds<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+LOUISIANA JUNGLE RADIANCE+
>links via the gulf of mexico w/<
+YUCATAN JUNGLE RADIANCE+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
>the fabulous chak mool unearthed in the yucatan<
>by visionary french explorer august le plongeon<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY / +
+AUGUSTUS le PLONGEON)+
>symbolizes a powerful radiant jungle harvest<
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>parlange french indigo plantation was built<
>upriver in 1750 is the type of jungle house<
+GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY / +
+PARLANGE PLANTATION+
>found in louisiana when de gruy arrived<
>(see : angele parlange/ clothing design)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this, my first biomorphic floor plan was made<
>in 1965 while i was teaching at lsu & reflects<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ SHELL STRUCTURE)+
>the dynamics of french jungle environments<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the conical design of this olmec yucatan pyramid
 >is important w/ its link to nubian african culture<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+YUCATAN OLMEC)+
>that connects to famed louisiana "poverty point"<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>the mayan jungle settlements expanded into<
>fascinating tropical cities rich w/ buildings<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ BONAMPAC MURALS)+
>painted red and much expressive art work<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>the louisiana jungle,.. like the yucatan jungle<
>is a vital organic force that destroys buildings<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ DAKIN ARCHITECT)+
>(belle helene plantation as i saw it in 1950)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my old friend, dr. robert reich, head of lsu<
>landscape architecture dept for many years<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / PLANT KINGDOM)+
>was a great scholar of the plant kingdom<
>(study especially : the images section)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >our devoted fascination with plantations<
>probable dates back to magny fouchard<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ MAGNY FOUCHARD)+
>chateau, ancient orient forest plantation<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my personal devotion to the radiance of<
>plants was especially reflected in this<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ PATIO LIVING ROOM)+
>tropic plants-patio living room house<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^                              
 >my favorite louisiana native american structure<
>was this indian temple that once existed on an<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / INDIAN TEMPLE)+
>indian mound deep in the barataria jungle site<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>back in the orient jungle forest of france st<
>bernard, the scholar architect,was building<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ GEOMANCY DESIGN)+
>over 200 monasteries, w/ templar vision<
>(see degruy dome sugar mill illustration)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >saint bernard & scholars of his monastery<
>wrote knights templar geomancy codes<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ EGYPTIAN-ET DESIGN)+
><that tapped on egyptian-et bio -concepts<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>the mayan architecture and astronomy was<
>central to my design research & constructs<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ TROPIQUE MAGIQUE)+
>in the new orleans vieux carre & tulane u.<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+NEW ORLEANS FRIENDS+
>professor gene cizek of tulane and john<
>lawrence and daniel hammer of thnoc<
+(HISTORY IS VITAL &+
+(NEW AS "FUTURES")+
+ENDED YESTERDAY)+
>are on my mind as i wrote this essay<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE+
>has given birth to<
+RADIANT ARCHITECTURE+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu


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