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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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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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Green-Question-Mark

By Michelina Docimo In summer, the song sings itself.  ~William Carlos Williams A hum, a whistle, a snap of the fingers, a tap of the toes – a solitary tune morphs into a chorus of sound in the summer.  Happiness is contagious this season, even the heat waves carry summer’s passionate pulse.   Mornings chirp, tweet, [...]

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dean-loomis-comedienne-lucille-ball-clowns-during-tv-episode-of-i-love-lucy

Remember laughing? Laughter enhances the blood flow to the body’s extremities and improves cardiovascular function. Laughter releases endorphins and other natural mood elevating and pain-killing chemicals, improves the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to internal organs.  Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial [...]

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Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, 1944.

I haven’t read any of the autobiographies about me. ~ Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011

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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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Recycle old sneakers at www.nikereuseashoe.com.  Image from www.greenprophet.com

By Michelina Docimo Hopefully, you have mastered the craft of recycling paper, plastic, and aluminum cans and are now ready to advance your pursuits by tackling those miscellaneous things we use everyday, like toothbrushes, phones, and clothes.  You may first think this is extreme – recycling toothbrushes –  who has time to do that!  Going [...]

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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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