Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Saturday, April 30, 2016

GRATITUDE TO GRADS / yuman young (& betty), julie andrews (& simon)

+SYNCHRONICITY+
>was rampent >yesterday as i prepared for<
>the visit of four old friends from my days<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+ARCHITECT / PROFESSOR)+
 >as a professor. / yuman young & his wife<
>betty / julie andrews & her husband simon<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+MY LIBRARY & ARCHIVE+
>is on the first level of our house and i<
>went through many of my >drawings<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / DESIGN GRAPHICS)+
>& graphics to give a tour to our sdsu<
>alums while they were visiting m.&i<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+I ALSO LOOKED FOR  POSTERS+
>(i had >previously given< my<
>collection< of >san francisco<
>rock posters to m's son steve)<
+IN MY COLLECTION FOR GIFTS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the archive side of my garage collections<
>has many of my architectural drawings &<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / COLLAGE GRAPHICS)+
>collage graphics still in my possession. / i<
>have already given SDSU / THNOC some<
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 >most of my architectural graphics have<
>a california origin / here we see a series<
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+ PICTORS RESTAURANT)+
>of >studies for the original< silver ship<
>design plus pictor's restaurant graphics<
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 >some of the >architectural graphics have<
>a louisiana origin like >trailor apartment<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / TRAYLOR APT. NOLA)+
>photographs in the foreground above. top<
>we see one of >two panels for aspen conf<
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 >i remember how much dave fobes liked<
>this collage of a >design i made, radiant<
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+ / BIOTRONIC ENERGY)+
>biotronic energy "people wash" concept<
>for a gallery here in downtown san diego<
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 >here, on the right, >we see the plan for<
>a vertical >several level town house for<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+  / L.A. TOWN HOUSE)+
>los angeles >designed for a hollywood<
>motion picture set builder from holland<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the jazz workshop i designed & built<
>in new orleans was my parting gift to<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / JAZZ WORKSHOP)+
>my families city / this progendered the<
>"jazz fest"< that  >began the next year<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >here are two of my favorite designs<
>from the 70s / top, art & architecture<
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+>>> / 1970s DESIGNS)+
>building for sw. la. univ. / bottom, is<
>a gas station to restaurant conversion<
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 >on the >opposite side< of my garage is<
>my main library. the source of much of<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / LIBRARY ARCHIVE)+
>the data sent to you like the french love<
>pavilions i included in a blog yesterday<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >the most complete, detailed & radiant<
>large project of my california oeuvre is<
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+>>> / IRAN LIBRARY)+
>this national library for iran / >model is<
>the work of mario lara, yoshi matsuhisa<
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+BELOW : OUR DISTINGUISHED+
+ALUMS and SPOUSES ARRIVED+
>(marianne's social talents<
>are a radiant experience<
>i am very, very  grateful)<
+FOR a VERY SPECIAL REUNION+
+IT MEANT VERY MUCH TO ME!+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +YUMAN, BETTY, & SIMON+
>yuman was, of course an impressive student<
>& now alum who multitasks as simon's long<
+(YUMAN IS >DESIGNING+
+HOMES & APARTMENTS)+
>time business partner / betty has her separate<
>successful careerr over a long period of time<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+SIMON ANDREWS+
>is one of san diego's most talented graphic<
>designers & building developers w/ yuman<
+(GRAPHIC DESIGNER &+
+MOUNTAIN CLIMBER)+
>simon is also a serious mountain climber w/<
>plans to >climb africa's mount kilimanjaro<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 +JULIE, & MARIANNE+
>marianne prepared a tomato avocado<
>onion salad to go with our >egg salad<
>on pumpernickel bread sandwiches /<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+MARIANNE CONWAY RAY)+
>judy's design career for the san diego<
>transport division< is very impressive<
>& i have seen her >excellent graphics<
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 +BETTY, ME, JULIE, YUMAN+
>yuman surprised me w/ a box he designed<
>& crafted w/ a >niels bohr, yin yang, eric<
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+>>> / YUMAN YOUNG)+
>joisel origami theme containing a radiant<
>beautiful origami<  that  >yuman crafted<
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+MY INTERNET BROADCAST+
+STUDIO IS IN OUR HOME / I+
>(google : eugene ray<
> / blog as art form)+
+HAVE PLACED A PHOTO OF+
+ITS "IMAC" on >FACEBOOK+
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>note : >linda molten howe last night<
>presented valuable data on the turin<
+(GOOGLE : LINDA MOULTON+
+HOWE / TURIN SHROUD)+
>shroud & i shall discuss this w/ her<
>at the >"contact in the desert" conf.<
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eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu







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