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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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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 [...]


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) 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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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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Dalton M. Ghetti's 9/11 Memorial composed of 3,000 lead tears.

There is a sacredness in tears.  They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.  They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.  They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.  ~Washington Irving Bridgeport artist, Dalton M. Ghetti, famous for his extraordinarily intricate carvings of found pencils, was [...]

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Tribute, by Alberta Cifolelli, 2001.  50"x68" Oil on canvas.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. ~Wu-men At night, lots of birds settle on the tree.  Some are happy, and some are sad.  Caught in the desires of [...]

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Brooklyn Bridge Exodus on 9/11.  Image:

A year, ten years from now, I’ll remember this; not why, only that we were here like this, together.  ~Adrienne Rich Bridges connect.  People and places.  A walk.  Over unwalkable paths.  Timelines of history –  Jews out of Paris, southern slaves, Israelites fleeing Egypt – forced migrations.  Secrets in the open.  Where do we settle? [...]