Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

GRUY INDIGO RADIANCE 1739-2015 / barataria jungle metaphysics

+POIGNANT>DREAMS<+
+DURING>LAST NIGHT+
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>filled my head after i >returned to sleep<
>following publishing the evening blog<
+GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / NAPOLEON HOUSE+
>it was about the nola "napoleon house"<
>it is being >sold to the brennan family<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+JOHN & TANIA MESSINA+
+MY OLD NOLA FRIENDS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>lighted the dream as i flew back<
>to new orleans to speak w/ sal<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / JOHN MESSINA)+
>impastato, the owner, & they<
>had returned also (their roots)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this metaphysical mail art collage from the<
>1980s offers a creole (native nola) vision<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / FRENCH  TROPICS)+
>of a french tropical reality that caused a<
>napoleon house patron much comfort<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >virtually unchanged from its >1739 image<
>this nola >"pirates alley" is where the carts<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / LAFITTE THE PIRATE)+
>of jean baptiste de gruy, builder-craftsman<
>would trundle >carrying smuggled goods<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>lafitte's corsair base was on a gulf island<
>off the barataria jungle being cleared by<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / TEMPLAR DOME MILL)+
>our j.b.v. degruy ancestor to plant his<
>indigo & build his templar sugar mill<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>it is historically documented that tha great<
>voudou queen, marie laveau, married the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / VOUDOU MAGIC)+
>degruy st. charles parish neighbor-friend<
>christophe de glapion (w/ louis xiv link)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the great maya >jungles south of the barataria<
>across the gulf of mexico in the >yucatan had<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+AUGUSTUS le PLONGEON)+
>yielded the chak mool to augustus le plongeon<
>french explorer / using his >clairvoyant power<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the french had invented "blue denham" to dye<
>their "denham" (de nimes, a french town) that<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>>> / BLUE INDIGO+
>was also the colorant for the uniforms of the<
>troops of napoleon's >expedition to egypt<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>my friends >john & tania messina and i<
>spent happy hours in this old latin nola<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+ / JOHN MESSINA PHOTO)+
>bar "the napoleon house", once home<
>of a nola mayor, later italian grocery<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 >first de gruy nola immigre arrived in march of<
>1739 /16 years later the >parlange family built<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / WEST INDIAN HOUSE)+
>this earliest remaining west indian type indigo<
>plantation house, >still owned by that family<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this history is so fascinating i felt compelled<
>to develop a >metaphysical mail art collage<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+CORRESPONDENCE ART)+
>form using the affordable xerography of<
>the 1970s to provide many art packets<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >you can imagine the >joy my research yielded<
>to discover that bernard de clairvaux the great<
>architect of gothic cathedrals & inventor of a<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+BERNARD de CLAIRVAUX)+
>mysterious "priory de sion" templar society<
>was spiritual leader, neighbor of our gruy<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >not the least of this >joy was continual info<
>supporting the >authencity of the shroud of<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+GRUY ORIENT FOREST)+
>turin housed (after first in de ray castle) in<
>the le ray chapel near the gruy-clairvaux<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the final harvest in this long historical<
>journey yielding a variety of art media<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BLOG AS ART MEDIA)+
>manifestations of this electronic world<
>wide web is this nightly creative blog<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >you, my friends reading this are my patrons<
>each night as i write i think of many of you<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+(INCLUDING CALIFORNIA+
+FRIENDS AND PATRONS)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> / here in the napoleon house patio are some<
>of "the members of a nola board", including<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+NOLA FRIENDS-PATRONS)+
>wife marianne, brother walker, mary lynn<
>hyde & thnoc executive john h lawrence<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+FACEBOOK NOTE+
>i have posted many references expanding<
>the information in these nightly blogs &<
>hope this is helpful. i did not know how<
+(APOLOGY >IF TOO+
+MUCH REF DATA)+
>far & wide these would >be published<
>& i apologize if this is >too abundant<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+GRATEFUL FOR >YOUR+
+CONTINUAL INTEREST+ 
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu






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