Elias Romero

Romero, an art student, saw a light-show performance by two of Seymour Locks’s students in Los Angeles and began making his own liquid light compositions as early as 1956. Romero’s influence was the most pervasive of the West Coast light artists–he is often referred to as the “grandfather” or “Johnny Appleseed” of the light show. Charles Perry, whose The Haight-Ashbury: A History is the most comprehensive account of that era’s Bay Area subculture, writes that by 1958 Romero was performing …

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Stepping Stones (1968)