CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF DEVELOPMENT
1936 Born, Ridley Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, March 21st, 10:30 PM
1937 Learned to walk and talk. Basic language skills.
1938 Learned to climb and reason with farm animals.
1939 Discovered sculpture in the sandbox and woodshed. Learned basic tools.
1940 Made first wooden enclosure . . . a 'fort'
1941 Enrolled in first grade at Kedron School. Traumatized by population impact.
1942 Contracted pneumonia, developed asthma, first brush with death.
1943 World War and fear of invasion. Poverty on farm.
1944 3 Story tree 'fort' advanced model. My father tore it down when I fell out.
1945 Don Warren drowned, WWII ended, moved to Philadelphia, PA.
1946 Patterson Elementary School, first Negro friends.
1947 Began experimenting with radio, with friend Henry H. Kuhn.
1948 Tilden Junior High School. Met Mr. Shervone, Metal Shop Teacher.
1949 Met Edith L. B. Kline, Art teacher. Learned watercolor and tempera painting.
1950 Met Dr. Herman Cohen who later became my mentor. Various model projects.
1951 Entered John Bartram High School, met Morton Sonnenfeld and Abner Miller; literary education begun.
1952 Worked at Randall Morgan Physics Lab of University of Penn. Physics and Astronomy
1953 At Penn during high school; learned Scientific Method as applied to Physics.
1954 Several plays as Stage Crew member. Graduated with Academic Diploma. Astronomical art exhibit, "TOUR OF THE UNIVERSE" with Robert Lee Adams in Franklin Institute, Phila. PA.
1955 Worked as lifeguard at Wildwood. October 10th, hired by Bell Telephone of PA.
1956 Married Jane Laura Garratt, moved to 5235 Woodland Avenue.
1957 Moved to 5300 Webster Street. Began private studies with Herman Cohen.
1958 January 22nd, Kristal Celeste East Born at 5300 Webster St. R. L Adams Suicides. Sputnik launched.
1959 April 18th, purchased East House; 4820 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.
1960 Met Ernest R. Jones and Roc Benasutti (Roc Radl), began abstract painting. Started East House Galleries.
1961 East House Galleries; March 25th. Kimberley Erica East born, April 29th . Opus I and Opus II opened at East House Galleries.
1962 Manifesto I written. Roc Radl burned to death in Powellton "Piles". Painted "REENTRY" in honor of Astronaut John Glenn's successful orbital mission.
1963 Enrolled at PCA taking Industrial and Graphic Design. Co-founder University City Arts League, Philadelphia. Marriage fails, Jane moves out, taking Kim and Kourtney with her.
1964 Working with Craig Redden at Craig Redden Productions and Admiralty Photography. Unit Manager & Art Director, Still Photography. Helped Start University City Arts League; first Vice President. Volunteer Lecturer, World's Fair, NYC, for Bell Telephone Co. of PA. Corresponded with Paolo Soleri.
1965 Married Linda F. Kephart, Feb. 11th. Toured USA with Linda in silver 1963 Corvette Stingray after graduating PCA in Industrial and Graphic Design. COLOR 65 Exhibit with E. R. Jones in Allentown, PA. Spent time with Paolo Soleri during Summer. Finished first ten years studying with Herman Cohen.
1966 Began welding steel sculpture with Ernest R. Jones. Began color, light and vision experiments. Wrote TOWARD A NEW BAUHAUS.
1967 Built first flip-flop box prototype. experimented with moirs and polarized light.
1968 Resigned from Bell of PA. Joined Mullin and Lonergan, met Giovanni M Cosco, stopped Painting. .
1969 Resigned from Mullin and Lonergan. Went to Mexico and Acapulco with Gianni Cosco and Lynn Twigg. Met Jan Bocheneck. Began doing commercial metalwork as a sideline to sculpture activity: Called it IRON MEN. Wrote BEACHHEAD OF THE STARS, July 24th
1970 Nat S. East had first heart attack. Resigned from Kendree and Shepherd Planning Consultants. Started NE: Design Consultants. Continued to work on Steel Sculpture. Wrote TRIAKADEKAPHOBIA in April
1971 Opened Jail House Night Club with Bill Pawliczek and Bob Kephart.
1972 Hired Ernie Jones and Ric O^̉shay to help out with IRON MEN. Built window guards for Bill Pawliczek^̉s Fraternity. Met Craig Denega.
1973 Gianni Cosco died in car crash. Apollo Light Labs begun with Jeffrey Herman. IRON MEN moved to 705 South 5oth Street in September. Paul Honore and Craig Denega began working for me.
1974 Duffield Sculpture. Jan Bocheneck and Val Connell joined NE: Design.
1975 Adjunct Professor; Taught Graphic Design At Glassboro State College, NJ. Course named "LANGUAGE OF ART". Wrote TOWARD A BETTER REALITY INTERFACE, June.
1976 Applied for SBA loan. Did a personal 40-year self-analysis. Wrote CONSIDER, Q &A, DOGMATA AND TOUCHDOWN 2
1977 Met Steve Goldberg, Opened 5000 Willows Ave. Mother, Flora B. East Died on April 5th. Kim became "Star fawn". Wrote PORTFOLIO DAY, THOUGHTS ON THE PASSING OF FLORA B. EAST, TO LIVE FOREVER, AND ASPIRATIONS/AFFIRMATIONS in October. Diagnosed as having glaucoma. Threat of blindness.
1978 Jan 21st, Jan Hamell died while shoveling snow. Moved IRON MEN Shop to 5008 Warrington Ave. on May Day Wrote SOMETIMES, A DISCUSSION OF RELATING, IN CONSIDERATION OF A GODHEAD, MY POP AT 78, MY GLOBAL VIEW, SUDDEN STOP and THANKSGIVING.
1979 Rick O'shay got married, Suellen back briefly. I introduced her to Steve Goldberg. Initiated into Ananda Margi Hindu meditation. Satish Kohli became my Guru. Wrote IN PURSUIT OF ULTIMATES, READY OR NOT, FIRST IMPRESSIONS, A DARE, STANDARD TIME, LEFT/RIGHT, FULL FAZE, TIME'S DILEMMA, I SAW HER, TRYING TO MAKE IT RHYME AND COUNTDOWN TO '80 AND AMOS.
1980 Met Charlotte T. Dubroff. Moved to Hidden Meadow Farm, Hatfield, PA. Wrote EYEDROPS, ON THE THRESHOLD
1981 Paul Honore surfaced again. Wrote CLEARING KRISTAL'S ROOM. Built new studio for Charlotte. Nat S. East Sr. Died. Wrote TELEVISION, NEGATIVE SHADOWS, UNMAILED LETTER, EX PATRIA, CHESTER, CHESTER'S GONE, ON THE RUN, and ICE BRIDGES.
1982 Lived at Hidden Meadow. Wrote HAIKU FOR FIVE CATS and PAL
1983 Reworked Hidden Meadow Farmhouse. Went to England, joined BABA; British Artist Blacksmiths association.
1984 Built Zoo Cages for Chuck Roberts, paid for by Sonny and Merriam Mandell. Moved Shop to 4527 Springfield Ave. Met Eileen Gilderman. Moved to 4508 Regent Street, Phila., PA. Wrote A DAY OF CHANGES, A WINTER DAWN
1985 Began painting again, began meditating and keeping written records, reactivated NE: Design, began the "PATTERNS OF POWER" or "VISUAL ENGINE SERIES" of 12 4-foot square paintings.
1986 Sold East House in late 1986. Wrote KRIPALU DAWN, KRIPALU MEDITATION AND KRIPALU SATSONG, MEDITATION MANDALLA, EIGHTH CHAKRA AND GATEWAY Poems.
1987 February finished the "PATTERNS OF POWER" and made video tape with Charles Townsend and Andy McCurdy. Purchased 711 South 50th Street along with 4917 through 4931 Pent ridge Street. Built Dr. William King's Gates.
1988 Went to England with Eileen and toured London, Sussex, Kent, Wiltshire, Essex, Dorset, Devon. Married Eileen Beverly Gilderman, August 1st.
1989 Purchased Hill Home Forge October 17th, the day of the San Francisco Quake.
1990 Added Screened Porch at Hill Home Forge. Wrote LOVE IS
1991 Finished glazing the Porch at Hill Home Forge. Wrote FAXBAK, THE ONGOING SEARCH, HO IMMORTAL, ABOUT TIME, INTELLECTUAL EXCELLENCE
1992 Built the Patio outside the Kitchen at Hill Home Forge. Wrote a meditation about Chaos and Genetics.
1993 Built Bedroom Wing at Hill Home Forge, fought against having the new Carbon County Prison built next to Hill Home Forge. We won, and they built it in Nesquehoning.
1994 Wrote MISHA, MOON SHADOW. Misha died.
1995 Built Studio at Hill Home Forge including the South Deck. Wrote WE SLOW HUMANS.
1996 Built entry Staircase down from Flagstaff Road, refurbished the Powder room and Computer Room at Hill Home Forge. Attended Geraldine R Dodge Poetry Conference at Waterloo, NJ. Wrote AIRWHALES, WATERLOO THOUGHTS, IMAGES, 180 FALLEN HEROES, SUICIDE.
1997 Built Woodshop at Hill Home Forge. Hale-Bopp Comet. Wrote HARD RAIN, THE POET, SPRING AT LAST, ABOUT TIME; SOME THOUGHTS, PRIME TIME, AIRWHALES 2, Leaving Home
1998 Built WHEELMAN SCULPTURE. Wrote THE WHEEL OF LIFE, IMAGINATION, JESUS IN THE NEW AGE, PERCHANCE TO DREAM, ARTIFACTS
1999 Built Great Room at Hill Home Forge. Wrote LIKE A SKIPPING STONE. Co-founder of the SPLASH Group with Eileen, Richard & Ellen DeFeo, Darryl & Marianne Monteleone, David & Phyllis Goltra, Cinnie Thompson, Martha Lawson and her sister Mari Brewer Gruber. We were the Eleven "Gushers".
2000 Completed detailing and trimming Great Room at Hill Home Forge. Retired from IRON MEN. Wrote MANIFESTO 3, CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF DEVELOPMENT, MUD AND THUNDER. Began putting together a body of sculpted and painted works for display on the Internet. Began learning to patina metals of all types. May 5, Grand Conjunction and Richard DeFeo turned 70 on the same day.
2001 Learned Stained Glass media and using computer circuit boards as part of it. Had large show at Mentors Gallery in July. Consultation during ART WALK in late September on Restoration of ornamental metalwork. Reactivated the Light Show for the Visual Engines with Craig Chaya.
ADULT INDIGOS INDEX
BACK TO MAIN INDIGO INDEX
© 1998-2017 Wendy Chapman