This is a recent video that my friend Harlan Emil Gruber in Joshua Tree made on the Biomorphic Biosphere and Green Machine that you will find entertaining and informative.
wonder valley ca. 2000
wonder valley, east of 29 palms largest marine base in the usa. the hot spot retreat for artists , written up in the new york times etc. having your own 5 acres to do whatever. a visual mess, out of control. the abused desert yelling for restoration.
4 cool friends
barron wolman: photographer and publisher.
david mesa: architect
eric chavkin: former student at sci-arc, architectural critic, and architectural bookstore owner.
jim cooper: teacher, high school counselor, and brother in-law
Joshua tree rock junction II
glen howard small aia architect consultant : jack rendler june 2021
joshua tree village is functioning with a deadly highway 62 running right though town to the largest marine base in the usa in 29 palms with an intersection at park blvd to joshua tree national park with 3 million visitors a year.Continue reading
JOSHUA TREE ROCK JUNCTION
DAVID BOWIE MONUMENT PLUS RAINBOW BLACK LIVES MATTER
after designing a monument to david bowie. my daughter Lucia Small , pushing for me to do a monument for black lives matter. but i then realizing the bowie monument has the overtones of a rainbow of black lives matter. i a martin luther king rainbow guy of all lives matter , but totally into black lives matter with no violence or looting. lucia upon seeing the result saying love this”.
the next step is convincing others to built.
like most original art, the idea is the gift, the refining and perfecting a given.
MICHAEL SORKIN VICTIM OF CORONAVIRUS.
RAY KAPPE LEGACY
a close professional friend of mine that encouraged me and my students to express their dreams about architecture.
8 PROJECTS 1 HAPPENING. 7 WANNABE.
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? MAKING A LIVING BY PROJECTING WHAT COULD BE?
I TOLD YOU SO
PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN LUGO DE SMALL
I TOLD MY FELLOW ARCHITECTS WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 50 YEARS AGO AND HOW TO FIX IT.
THEY IGNORED ME THEN, AND STILL DO TODAY. YET ALL THE PROBLEMS I PROJECTED ARE MAGNIFIED AND MY SOLUTIONS ARE NEEDED MORE THAN EVER.