Thursday, August 14, 2014


Gregangelo, in his youth, at the British Museum in London
As an artist, museums have been, and remain my personal favorite clients for accomplishing challenging commissions. As an entertainer, they have proven to be the perfect theatrical environment to bring fantastic shows to the public. However, I do not consider what guests have dubbed over the years:
“The Gregangelo Museum” (my home and studio), to be a museum at all…
There are no precious historical or monetarily valuable relics; there is no intentional or conventional décor, there is nothing that can be exhibited elsewhere, and, it stands far off the beaten path. Over time, the continuous, labyrinthine-structure has become an artifice and strangely its own entity. Essentially, the realm of the house is an artistic mirror which reflects the multi-facets of reality & consciousness, and you, the viewer, step through the looking glass and become the intrinsic character animating within this whimsical theatrical set in
“The wondrous story of life”.

There are 3 distinct levels in the house. Each playfully explores and entertains the profound mystery and reality of perception as well as the majesty of time continuum.
Here, the past, present, and future all concur as one.
Level 1
The Past- “Perception”
(Working area studios and archives)

Artists working in level 1 costume studio,

Level 2
The Present- “Awareness”
(Living and entertaining area)

 “Waters of the World” bathroom detail
(Don’t mean to be vulgar by showing a toilet, but it is our “earthy” functions which often tend to block our perceptions and awareness)

Level 3
The Future- “Realization”
(Wonder and contemplation area)

 The Eternity Room

This permanent installation in San Francisco began as an ordinary house and over 30 years (and still evolving) of work has transformed it to the artifice it is today. I extend an invitation to you, your family and friends to share the journey through it together, should you ever find yourself in this “City by the Bay”. The experience pushes the limited perception of our earthly eyes, ears and multiple senses to expand far beyond the horizons of ordinary reality to that far more wondrous, majestic, yet always present realm of eternity…

Encrypted with the overall message of Passion, Perseverance, Love and Awareness, my hope is that you may leave inspired (and inspire me), be thoroughly entertained, and continue to wonder beyond the veil of our everyday lives…

Here are three of my favorite quotes I have heard from people in the house:


“Working here is like preparing for a major holiday everyday”
– Full time staff artist in the house
“I will never be impressed again”
-World traveler and visitor to the house

“This place is better than Disneyland!”
-9 year old girl and years later again by a 45 year old man

This one was not said here, but it is a favorite which I think of perpetually:

“One cannot but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.

It is enough if one tries to merely comprehend a little of this mystery everyday.
Never lose a holy curiosity.”
— Albert Einstein

Explore the multi-faceted “Gregangelo Museum” galleries and book a tour:

 View of Solstice Room from the Eclipse Room

Gregangelo with “Mr. Flora Fauna” in front of house

Hope to meet you here…
Artistic Director
Velocity Arts & Entertainment
Velocity Circus
San Francisco
415 664-0095

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