Lucas now has photos on display at Santa Cruz sustainable furniture store SC41, located on 41st ave.

Past Exhibitions

  • May/June 2006 – Prints from Lucas' book The Future of The University of California (UCSC) and The Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), were exhibited on the UCSC campus in the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building and the art department courtyard. Read more about Lucas' book.
  • July/August 2006 – New Zealand: Mountain, Ocean, Sky (Aotearoa: Maunga, Moana, Rangi). This work of the New Zealand landscape was exhibited at the Stevenson Coffee house on the campus of UCSC.
  • September 2006 - New Zealand: Mountain, Ocean, Sky (Aotearoa: Maunga, Moana, Rangi). This work of the New Zealand landscape was exhibited at Café Pergolesi, 418 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, Ca, and at The Bagelry, 1636 Seabright Avenu, Santa Cruz, Ca.

Exhibition Statements

  • The Future of UCSC and the LRDP

    The LRDP is a complex subject. It isn't just a question of whether or not to build. It considers the current and historical use of the campus environment and tries to decide what will be best for the campus over the next 15 years. It is difficult to predict 15 years ahead of time, thus the LRDP is bound to need revision. That is why the LRDP is a general plan. It does not specify requirements for building projects; it only recommends plans based on the predicted enrollment. There are good and bad aspects of a plan being so general. One bad aspect is that is hard to evaluate a plan that doesn't get into specifics. For example, when critiquing the plan it is easy for someone to say that this is only a plan, it's not a mandate for growth, and it won't necessarily happen that way. One good aspect is that things can be changed, however that doesn't mean this is an easy thing to do. Students will have to get involved, strongly voice their opinions, and not assume that the administration always knows what is best.

  • New Zealand: Mountain, Ocean, Sky (Aotearoa: Maunga, Moana, Rangi).

    Maori's, the native people of New Zealand, take great pride in their land and value it with respect. Because I shared that respect for the place, I decided to name the show and photograph titles in Maori. I think their language, being very long winded, reflects their reverence for the land. For instance, New Zealand is home to the longest place-name in the world that is still in use.


    This translates to "the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as 'landeater,' played his flute to his loved one."

    These photographs are the result of a one-year period that Lucas spent in New Zealand from January 2005 - January 2006, in which he studied photography, and traveled around the country.

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