vacuum-formed styrene, flourescent light fixture, 24" x 24" x 4", 2015, $200
Created for Red House Press' 2015 show "Doobie Toke Invitational" in Sequim, WA.
I am a problem solver and a producer. My media is whatever it takes. Sometimes the result is artwork, sometimes it is not. I will let you be the judge. Is a book art? Does it matter if it is mass-produced or hand-made? Is a robot art? Is the painting made by the robot art? If I intervene, is it still art, or is that what makes it art? Is the design of a website art? Is the code behind that website art? Can a 3D model be art? Does it have to get 3D printed first?
Ray is an award-winning architect who has practiced in Seattle for more than 35 years. He founded CyberToys, Inc., producing multi-media software for LEGO and the White House, and was President of Blueprint: for Architecture 1984-1985 and CoCA 2009-2013, currently serving as CoCA Publisher.
He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Washington, and received a Master of Architecture, with Distinction, from the Harvard GSD in 1982. He has taught at the University of Washington's Department of Architecture and Design Machine Group, Boston Architectural Center, and the Career Discovery program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.