Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Sunday, January 11, 2015

1985 WAS SPECIAL / foreign pilgrimage ignited my being

+NOTE : please see end notes for my<
>reaction to dave fobes opening and<
>tom davis paper on "french realism"< 
>i plan a blog soon on this fab work< !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

+FOREIGN COUNTRIES HAVE+
>(by 1985 >"life radiance")<
+BEEN VERY GOOD TO ME+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+JAPAN & FRANCE 1985+
>the publication & exhibition of my work<
>on two continents in 1985 was special<
>to me and >i am very grateful for that< !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+ITALY 1981+
>had preceded that synchronistically w/<
>publication in the domus architectural<
>journal out of milan being a first euro<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+ENGLAND 1992-93 & SCOTLAND 1994
>were my final euro lectures, publications<
>and then just before retirement a large<
>exhibition with >lecture in brasilia<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  
 >the a+u architectural journal out of tokyo<
>and the paris biennale exhibition caused<
+(SDSU MEDIA CATALOGS /+
+LISTED MY VIDEO TAPES)+
>the mid nineteen eighties to be special<
>resulting in video tapes of my oeuvre<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the initial trip marian and i made to france<
>in 1985 opened my heart to a vast flood of<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+GRUY FAMILY HISTORY)+
>genetic memory of degruy family history<
>resulting in >upwards to 40 pilgrimages<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the french and italian mediterranian was very<
>special to my human growth & ignighted my<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+SAVOY-GRUY TEMPLARS)+
>degruy family research w/ many discoveries<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >some of my favorite european cultural books<
>were written by the >sitwell brothers whose<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>/ SITWELL CASTLE)+
>father owned this >fabulous tuscan castle<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >in some ways italian culture was the superior<
>of the mediterranian and i have written about<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / RENE D'ANJOU)+
>my fascination w/ rene d'anjou building the<
>famed medici library for cosimo de medici<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >french castles, cathedrals & monasteries are a<
>fascination for me i strongly believe because<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>/ MAGNY FOUCHARD)+
>of genetic memory derived from the degruy<
>history @ orient forest ch magny fouchard<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this issue of the excellent magazine "france"<
>features cathar castles w/ degruy templar link<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ RENNES LE CHATEAU+
>plus occult catalog<
+"WATKINS REVIEW"+
>via marguerite dagobert descendent of the<
>rennes le ch√Ęteau linked merovingian king<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>marianne, marian and i absorbed the parisian <
>sound of >chanson singer edith piaf< and i<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ PARIS BIENNALE 1985)+
>shall always remember the hotel chopin in<
>one of the great parisian lighted "arcades"<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >for my lectures in europe i carried a >suitcase<
>full of books supporting >radiant architecture<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY/+
+COLOR SLIDE LECTURE)+
>plus the 2 screen slide lecture plus rendered<
>design prints seen here in glasgow, scotland<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >i am proud that our son derek, (seen here w/<
>sister bronwen & her husband bruce, right)<
+(GOOGLE : DEREK RAY+
+>>>> / "S.D. READER")+
>has an admirable career teaching special ed<
+UCLA MASTERS IN ED+
>kids plus his >excellent travel photo-articles<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this week over coffee i discussed the orient<
>forest >degruy >templar history, bernard<
>de clairvaux, leray shroud chapel, rene<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+TEMPLAR ORIENT FOREST)+
>de anjou, joan of arc, charles degaulle<
>cross of lorraine >w/ prof tom cox phd<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >emeritus sdsu prof. tom cox headed the french<
>& italian dept during my sdsu years & i enjoy<
>his perspective on the >fascinating history of<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>/ VERLOIN de GRUY)+
>our degruy ancestors at versailles, orient<
>forest, paris, savoy, gruyere, liguria etc<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>i have a great deal of respect for prof. cox's<
>knowledge of french & italian history and<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>/ SHROUD OF TURIN)+
>i am proud that i was able to show him a<
>orient forest map w/ all the >gruy places<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+WE BOTH ADMIRE MEDICI HISTORY+
>(google : eugene ray / rene d'anjou<
>& eugene ray / leonardo da vinci)<
+& I AM AWARE OF CONTROVERSY+
+W/ >"HOLY BLOOD-HOLY GRAIL"+
>(google: eugene ray/henry lincoln<
>great knights templar researcher)<
+THEORY…but MUST POINT OUT+
+VITAL >TEMPLAR GRUY DATA+
>(google: eugene ray/sion priory)<
+FOUND IN "HBHG" RESEARCH+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>note : much gratitude to our sdsu alum<
>tom davis for his latest research paper<
+"FRENCH REALISM"+
>it just illuminated our mailbox and i<
>shall absorb & report about it soon<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+DAVE'S "FRESH CUTTINGS"+
>(we went tonight > you<
>must see this />fabulous< !
>shall show photos soon)< !
+TOO / ALL MUST SEE THIS+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu

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