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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 [...]


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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]


As the saying goes, “oil and water don’t mix.”  Italian Vogue’s August issue agrees.  Some find the cover and spread of tar-faced models strewn across craggy shores to be distasteful.  Really?  Reality is hard to swallow.  We’re so used to being fed beauty in a way that is easier to digest.  These photos are not [...]

cherry tomato in soil

By: Michelina Docimo Last night, I spent hours thinking dirty, sinking my hands into luscious loamy soil, squeezing silt and sand in between my toes, mmm the intoxicating smell of  the wet earth.   The Greenwich Audubon hosted an event that realized this fantasy and appreciation for soil by bringing together some of Connecticut’s finest [...]