myartobiography
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http://futurepocket.com/2011/01/16/the-real-da-vinci-code/

By Michelina Docimo Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. Johnathan Swift Today, I received a piece of advice that was simple, direct, and clear – “Focus.” He asked me, “where is your head?”  On top of my neck, I replied facetiously.  ”And what is inside of it?” he inquired further. [...]

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black-swan-eyes

By Michelina Docimo Nailbiting.  Watching Black Swan, perched at the edge of my seat, my emotions kept pendulating from beauty to brutal.  Natalie Portman’s character, Nina, is after perfection.  Reared and smothered by her single, unrealized ballet dancer mother, Nina is cloistered in her pink frilly bedroom, detached from NYC life.  A people-pleaser, Nina can [...]

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pop_art_kiss

By Michelina Docimo Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath. ~ Eve Glicksman When I started Myartobiography, I included a few pieces that didn’t make the cut because I felt there was still something there.  I thought about the time that [...]

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Solarplate print by Melanie Rice. Solarplate printing is a greener printmaking method.  Antique lantern with CFL lightbulb.

Space, Materials, & Process: Tips on Greening Art By Michelina Docimo Great art picks up where nature ends.  ~Marc Chagall Art is a process – creative, thoughtful, pedagogical, scientific, chemical, and natural.  Often we think of artists painting happy plein air landscapes at an easel or spinning clay concentrated over a potter’s wheel.  But just [...]

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Diaspora, 2010, Paul Villinski.  Vinyl LP records, record covers, turntable, stainless steel wire.  Installation Variable.

Inside the Snowglobe: Contemporary Souvenirs By: Michelina Docimo Outside, adopting the form of mountaintops, pyramidal mounds of snow in the parking lot and courtyard masked views and uncovered new perspectives.  Inhaling, the sub-zero air crystalized inside my body; exhaling and imagining white sandy beaches, my breath left a trail of fog that looked like an [...]

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Sketch of Grecian Urn by John Keats.  Source: blogcatalog.com

By Michelina Docimo Today, I had the blissful privilege of holding in my hands a Grecian urn from 400 B.C!!!!  Light, airy, decorated with earthy animal and bird images, disproportionate handles, the slight imperfections made the piece even more charming.  Completely unexpected, I had no idea what I would be seeing let alone holding that [...]

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Roberto Dutesco's Wild Horses of Sable Island.

By Michelina Docimo This entry is about horses.  It contains three vignettes that are each unique but share the common theme of the bond between horse and human nature.  Please take the time to read through the links to create a complete picture of your own… Last year, as usual, I made my list of [...]

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Image of Jo Yarrington's The Moneychangers

What Remains when All Insignificant Things Must Disappear? By: Michelina Docimo Outside Trinity Church, perched on the empty flagstone courtyard facing Wall Street, lightly rests Steve Tobin’s bronze sculpture, Roots.  Recovered from the suffocating rubble of collapsed concrete and shattered glass from the 9/11 attacks, this massive root structure from a seventy-year old sycamore tree [...]

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Mayer Kirshenblatt, "The Gramaphone," 1999

A Collection of Memory at the Westport Arts Center By: Michelina Docimo We are a world obsessed with memory.  And rightfully so, because in the end, this is what is we are left with – an intangible of all the tangible photos, videos, letters, souvenirs, newspaper clippings, charms, and other keepsakes that we collect throughout [...]

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Shadow Ball in Jasper's Town, by Duane Corey

Breaking the Rules of the Game to Become American: Duane Corey’s Shadow Ball in Jasper’s Town By: Michelina Docimo I’ve never watched a baseball game in its entirety; it always felt so foreign to me – all those hand gestures.  I couldn’t bring myself to sit through nine innings of this great American pastime without [...]

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