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Einstein_Echoes1

After completing Echoes: Listening to the Voices in Spirited Trees, I became inundated with other works that contained the words voices and echoes.  After so much time writing and rewriting, I was still asking myself, what exactly is an echo?  One artist in particular reappeared in my life, Ula Einstein.  I had viewed and written [...]

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Kaoruko

By: Michelina Docimo In the heart of Jersey City’s colorful and eclectic Little India neighborhood is a secret that is about to explode the art world.  Mana Contemporary is more than a gallery, more than a studio, more than a sensation.  It’s a burning impression on the mind, body, and heart – an interior garden [...]

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An ancient coin from 17 A.D. was found during an archaeological excavation in Nov. 2011, under Jerusalem's holy Western prayer wall.

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.  Carl Sandburg Wow – what a year!  For some time I felt stuck between the hands of a broken cuckoo [...]

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Helen Frankenthaler, Midnight, 1986 Etching and aquatint on Magnani paper Editions size: 71 Paper size: 32 x 25 1/2 inches

There are many accidents that are nothing but accidents – and forget it. But there are some that were brought about only because you are the person you are… you have the wherewithal, intelligence, and energy to recognize it and do something with it.  Helen Frankenthaler (1928 – 2011) Image Source: http://contemplativeprocess.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/37/ Helen Frankenthaler, Video [...]

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extinction

eXtinction is an environmental art clip by Summer Rayne Oakes and director, Clayton Haskell, that will be available for viewing for two days… You only have a few more hours to watch.  Then it will be gone… eXtinction

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Photo: Road Fun (flickr)

Photo: Road Fun (flickr) The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.  ~Friedrich Nietzche

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Joseph Wheelwright, Pine Man (2006), 24' tall.

Sculptor, Joseph Wheelwright’s Theory of Evolution: ‘Man is Tree’ By:  Michelina Docimo “A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.” ~ Georges Rouault A dreary October afternoon, the pallid sky hidden under a stained glass tunnel of roadside, scarlet burning bush, mottled [...]

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Bosco-Verticale-2-537x408

High fashion capital Milan is building (forest) castles in the sky and the best part is that these vertical forests will be real.  Read about architect Stefano Boeri’s cutting edge 27 story natural building system here: http://inhabitat.com/bosco-verticale-in-milan-will-be-the-worlds-first-vertical-forest/

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Let me ask you something, what is not art?  Author Unknown I love this question and I love the fact that it is anonymous.  Anyone could have asked it – Confucius, Shakespeare, Dali, Oprah, Mike The Situation, a five-year old child, me, you – anyone.  On a day like 9/11, choking down tears with my [...]

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The Healing Hearts Project by CT artist, June Ahrens

A lot of good love can happen in ten years.  ~Jim Carrey Similar to Ghetti’s Tears tribute, Ahrens also memorializes the number of victims.  Three thousand hearts – inside are messages, prayers of peace and hope – silent and unknown.  I remember walking into Ahrens’ studio at a Loft Artists Open House back in 2002 [...]

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