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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 [...]

Asphalt: A Novel, by Carl Hancock Rux

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences, what others say in one book.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche Carl Hancock Rux’s literary work, Asphalt: A Novel, tells the tale of a city.   An apocalyptic event – the collapse of the Brooklyn Bridge – creates chaos.  In minimal language, Rux asks: what will we bury? how [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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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Baltic Blossom, 0-30 degrees East, Circumnavigating Series No. 4,  Oil on canvas, 78x78, 2009

Walking on Water: Search & Self-Discovery in Bendel Hydes’ Circumnavigating the Globe By: Michelina Docimo Tenri Cultural Institute’s Gallery, Chelsea, NYC Sailing, an art that requires masterful skill and trust in wind and water, is a deceptively effortless movement in which a vessel is pushed, pulled, thrust, and propelled forward and onward. As in life, [...]

Peaceful Paley Park

After an espresso with Marcus, I head to Paley Park, perhaps my most favorite place in NYC.  I love Paley Park because it’s like a well-known secret, people know it’s there but sometimes forget or maybe it’s that when you’re there, the rest of the world is out.   A small belgian block square nestled [...]

Alex Maclean, Las Vegas, Housing subdivision built out in the desert, from his solo exhibition, ‘Vegas-Venice’

‘V’ for Vanishing Point: Aiming a camera lens at environmental decline in Italy & Nevada At first glance, the only similarity between Vegas and Venice is that they both begin with the letter V.  Look closer though, and you’ll see another parity—they’re both vanishing.  Pilot, trained architect, and fine art aerial photographer, Alex Maclean, sees [...]

John Mendelsohn, Rise 1, 2008, 30"x60, Acrylic on Canvas

The Rise of the Riverkeeper, A Calling: The Work of John Mendelsohn By: Michelina Docimo Meditation 17’s famous line, ‘No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main,” by 17th century metaphysical poet, John Donne, still rings true for 21st century abstract artist, [...]

Balloons, Large mural commission.

I met Ty Kelly five years ago at a street art fair and just like his other patrons, I was hooked. His art pops, but in poetic steps, transporting me from my dreams and reality and back again. I’m a strong believer in deciphering dreams, analyzing symbols, and uniting the links between conscious and unconscious states. Sometimes, we find answers in dreams that are hidden when we are awake. Sometimes, we are able to see more clearly with our eyes closed.