myartobiography
A BLOG ABOUT LIFE, LIVES, & LIVING
extinction

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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High fashion capital Milan is building (forest) castles in the sky and the best part is that these vertical forests will be real.  Read about architect Stefano Boeri’s cutting edge 27 story natural building system here: http://inhabitat.com/bosco-verticale-in-milan-will-be-the-worlds-first-vertical-forest/

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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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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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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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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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Handmade origami ornament with sheet music.

By: Michelina Docimo It’s the holiday season, and the world is coming around that less is more even on these days of indulgence.  It’s possible to have a more fulfilling holiday by foregoing the commercial trappings of buying needless things that promise to fill our needs.   This list of tips won’t make you feel [...]

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Marilyn Monroe

Was Marilyn Monroe Green?  A look into what she truly believed. By Michelina Docimo I came across this quote from Marilyn Monroe’s last interview before her death: “What I really want to say: That what the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers. [...]

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Photo from www.mikimotoamerica.com

By Michelina Docimo All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography. ~ Federico Fellini I woke up feeling fresh, as if a fog had lifted.  Mixing clothes and changing shoes on repeat, I felt like a DJ, and settled on an appropriate beat of toile pants, cream top, and leather ballet flats.  I [...]

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