Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NOLA KATRINA @ 10 YEARS / "making groceries", jazz & creole dna

+MARIANNE LOVES NEW ORLEANS+
>almost as much as i do, & our friends in new orleans<
>have once again >volunteered to aid our annual visit<
+TOMMY, CHRIS & ZAC MCINTOSH+
>shall welcome us on the >day of arrival, october 11th<
>& our tulane alumni board member lajolla/nola friend<
+MARY LYNN HYDE+
>shall welcome us on october 12th, 13th & 14th which<
+THANKS DEAR FRIENDS+ ! 
>all together >takes up all but 2 days of our entire visit< !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+"THE SAINTS" PLAY+
>during our visit so we >finally got a hotel room<
>on october 15th and 16th /  sadly, katrina made<
+(ALL NOLA CREOLES+
+ARE DNA RELATED)+ !
>our dna family scatter to the four earthly winds<
>but >mary lynn, tommy, chris and zack help us<  
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+HURRICANE KATRINA'S GHOST+
+HOVERS OVER OUR NOLA CITY+
>(our brother lost 2 houses<
>plus 2 cars >in the storm<
>he is a live spiritual saint)<
+DEVASTATING MUCH BUT THE+
+VIEUX CARRE SURVIVES WELL+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >that is tommy and chris macintosh w/ marianne<
>and i in the >patio of the napoleon house< cafe<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / "NAPOLEON HOUSE")+
>during a recent visit / >tommy's father was very<
>involved w/ the knights templar masons in nola<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this medallion was >given to me at our cavaroc<
>ancestors house >honoring the 100th year< that<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+CAVAROC PLANTATION)+
>the american sugar refinery has owned cavaroc<
>house (our grandmother told many french tales)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >our talented >guitarist cousin phil degruy is<
>just one of many artists in our family history<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>/ EDGAR de GAS etc)+
>edgar degas visited in the 1870s / sculptress<
+(BRESSE-SAVOY DNA+
+/ SHROUD OF TURIN)+
>angela gregory >joins ranny< w/ family dna<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my love for >family cultural history< is so<
>strong i invented a form of graphic artistry<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ MAIL ART COLLAGE)+
>using the new 60s medium of xerography<
>to create >collage print mail art< multiples<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >a house for a "lover of plants" w/ a large central<
>patio >living room greenhouse< was one of my<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / PLANT KINGDOM)+
>favorite concepts to be published in the tropical<
>world of the mexican gulf / budjet was $25000<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >bright fabric awnings under the greenhouse<
>roof control sun and glare w/ ability to open<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ TENSILE STRUCTURE)+
>or close by a >cable and pulley system gives<
>a >nautical sailboat< kind of residential spirit<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the largert >artistic contribution< i made in<
>louisiana was architectural, >especially on<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+POST & LINTEL DESIGN)+
>the north shore, in the >st. tammany parish<
>post & lintel design< provided much space<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the most >profound artistic< contribution i<
>made in louisiana related to >cosmic vision<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / RADIANT CONCEPTS)+
>of a radiant color / light type leading to the<
>biotronic concepts >developed in california<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >our priory-de-sion  bouillon / bouligny heritage<
>in new orleans merovingian creole families dna<
+(GOOGLE :>>>> EUGENE RAY /+
+BOULIGNY / (BOUDOUSQUIE)+
>is strong in this plantation ruin found last year w/<
>thanks robin bouligny lobdell & tommy mcintosh<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>one day some enlightened soul shall realize how<
>important this priory-de-sion new orleans history<
+(A MONUMENTAL>BOOK+
+SHALL >EXPRESS LIGHT)+
>link to the french orient forest was in providing a<
>vision galvanizing & fueling huge artistic oeuvre<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >the drama of this history< shall include the<
>feliciana & vieux carre >footsteps of french<
+(GOOGLE :>>EUGENE RAY /+
+JEAN JACQUES AUDUBON)+
>dna artist audubon in a >magnificent jungle<
>near st francisville where he taught painting<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>tonights last image is for my >friend john messina<
>its title is >"making groceries" (nola lingo) & was<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+ / "MAKING GROCERIES")+
>made in the >fauburg marigny< near our lamothe<
>ancestors >ancient townhouse< on esplanade ave<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+SYNCHRONISTICALLY+
>marianne and i slept in the lamothe house<
>a few years back as it is now a b&b hotel<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ LAMOTHE CHATEAU)+
and we also slept in the lamothe chateau in<
>france near bordeaux as it is now a hotel<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+(LAMOTHE >ANCESTORS+
>(historical dna portraits<
>are >not very discreet)<
+INQUISITIVE PORTRAITS)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu




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