WHEN DID YOU COME TO AUROVILLE?
During a visit to Puerto Rico, I felt a strong intuition calling me to
India and went for a 6 weeks tour with some humanity professors from the
New York area. I joined not long after that.
OR SOME INFO ON YOUR TRAINING
I graduated from Georgetown University, joined a Jesuit Order, was involved
with CBS Television, N.Y. and taught literature. I was running a steakhouse
in Greenwich Village, NYC, and attended New York's School of Interior
Design at night.
A lot of designers go thru a lot of formal training, but I backed into
this kind of work. My whole life just lead to it.
DESCRIPTION OF THE NATURE OF YOUR WORK
The Trilon House
The second house I built in Auroville, is the non-house. Two hexagons,
a pyramid, a ship deck, spiral staircase, lots of triangle shapes, white
ceramic tiles, inside-outside and, of course, all in white. The minimal
connects with the consciousness. If my work is successful, I'd like people
to pause and lower their voices. Comfort is not a big deal with me.
YOUR WORK, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO FIND, OR EXPRESS?
A quality of 'presence' found through the harmony of inner and outer spaces.
OF YOUR WORKS BEST EXPRESSES YOUR VISION, OR PHILOSOPHY?
Murray Weigel Hall at Fordham University in N.Y. Reviewed in the N.Y.
Times and referred to as "monastic, 21st century".
Interior design for the central office building of the State Bank of India
Brief collaboration with Joe Stern in New Delhi at India International
Trilon House - Auroville
GIVE SOME OVERVIEW OF THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR WORK, MILESTONES ON THE WAY
1. Minimalistic design in early works.
2. "Monastic 21st century" at Fordham
3. State Bank of India, Bombay
4. Trilon House, Auroville