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Tumbling Woman, 2001.  Bronze, 37x74x50.  Eric Fischl

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without even having noticed it. ~C.S. Lewis Eric Fischl’s Tumbling Woman sculpture [...]

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RaviKumarKashi-book 1(small)

Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them. ~H.L. Mencken Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again is a series of four books cast in cotton rag pulp, 19.5″ x 29.5″ each, by artist, Ravikumar Kashi.  This piece was [...]

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Steve Tobin's bronze sculpture, Roots.  Image source: http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-photo/ereland/nyc-2007/1190724360/9-11-uprooted-tree.jpg/tpod.html

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.  ~Confucius Steve Tobin’s sculpture, Roots, is mentioned in What Remains? Outside Trinity Church, perched on the empty flagstone courtyard facing Wall Street, lightly rests Steve Tobin’s bronze sculpture,Roots.  [...]

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Goodbye, by June Wayne, 1975, 24x36 color lithograph, #16 from a series of 16.

The arts are the rain forests of society.  They produce the oxygen of freedom, and they are the early warning system when freedom is in danger.  ~June Wayne (1918-2011) Image Source: http://mbabramgalleries.com/june_wayne_goodbye.html

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David Dawson In the Stable 2003 from "Inside Job: Lucian Freud in the Studio, Photographs by David Dawson" Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London, New York, 2004

My work is purely autobiographical… It is about myself and my surroundings. ~Lucian Freud (1922-2011)

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Cy Twombly, Quattro Stagioni: Autunno, 1993-5, © Cy Twombly

Graffiti is linear and it’s done with a pencil, and it’s like writing on walls. But in my paintings it’s more lyrical. Cy Twombly (1928 – 2011)

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Pyrotechnics set off by matches.  By Rosemary Fiore.  Source: http://www.artatheart.co.uk/artatheart/2010/02/rosemary-fiore-pyrotechnics.html

By Michelina Docimo Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor. ~Francis Lucille Driving north on 95 Friday evening, I was encircled by big booming fireworks coming down like colored rain.  I’ve [...]

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Semper_augustus

By: Michelina Docimo During the Dutch Golden Age, the price of tulip bulbs reached an all-time high causing an economic bubble called Tulipomania.  The flower was considered a luxury and the more exotic the species, the greater the value.  What created the value?  Disease!  This watercolor of the Semper Augustus is an image of the [...]

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Tiger Lily image from Sandra Eula Lee's "Pursuing the Horizon" Series, assisted by Eun Kyung Kim.

Horizon Lines, Lost and Found in Sandra Eula Lee’s Two Waters (Seeds in a Wild Garden) By Michelina Docimo It’s an April day, actually Palm Sunday, and my mind is on how the warm sun and cool air meet on the surface of my skin, creating a brew of sentimental storm of dawn and departure. [...]

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Children Trash Pickers in Cambodia.

Plastic Politics: Letting Out What’s In the Bag And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good [...]

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