myartobiography
A BLOG ABOUT LIFE, LIVES, & LIVING
Nolan Calisch - Farmer

By Michelina Docimo I’m still on my way to Manhattan, reading through a page of The Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency, when I look up as the train stops at a Westchester station.  Usually, I just examine the commuters getting on and off, what they are wearing, and wonder where they are going.  This [...]

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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 [...]

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Pinocchio Society. Photo by artist, Carlos Rodriguez

To Be Perfectly Honest: A Review of A.H. Metwally’s Be Honest By: Michelina Docimo Many lofty thinkers, like Plato, Shakespeare, Thomas Jefferson, Carlo Collodi (author of Pinocchio), and even Woody Allen, have alluded to a value that seems not to be valued so much these days – honesty.  There have been some decent liars throughout history [...]

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Bridgeport Resco, by Jeff Becker

It’s difficult not to notice the puffs of white smoke pouring out of a smokestack skyline while driving through Bridgeport on I-95. Passing through, abandoned factories blur into the background, edges fading on the coast’s cargo docks. Confused images of production and malfunction begin to mix. Set in the outskirts in an area of Bridgeport [...]

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Stratford Avenue Bridge, by Mark DeRosa (photo contributed by artist)

By: Michelina Docimo Stark smokestack silhouettes, faded noxious scents, shuttered doors and shattered windows contribute to the je ne sais quoi of the factory form in the landscape that has fascinated Eileen Walsh, owner and director of The Gallery at Black Rock, for years.  Industrial Strength, Walsh’s current show, explores her secret attraction to abandoned [...]

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Exterior of Wilton Historical Home, Wilton, CT.  Architect: Faesy-Smith.  Photo: Pam Ronleau.

A Meeting of Sustainable Minds at The Art of Sustainable Architecture By: Michelina Docimo In the film, A Beautiful Mind, the character of Nobel Prize winning mathematician and economist John Forbes Nash Jr. says, “In competitive behavior, someone always loses.” So true on all fronts of survival of the fittest whether the conversation matter is [...]

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above: Exterior Facade & Courtyard of the General Theological Seminary, NYC Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners. Photo Credit: Fed Charles

Sustainability Complex: Sophistication & Simplicity in Contemporary Architecture By: Michelina Docimo Contemporary art is the art of our times. Although time can seem linear, exacting and in some ways predictable, life today can nevertheless feel chaotic and filled with contradictory agendas. Health issues, economic woes, war and global warming seem to headline the news constantly. [...]

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Grain Storage Huts in Nigeria, Photo by Patricia Thrane

Building on Common Ground: Partners for Architecture Joins a Village to Raise a School By: Michelina Docimo “It takes a village to raise a child,” is the oft quoted ancient African proverb when discussing education and building community. Partners for Architecture, an architecture firm in Stamford, CT, that bases its mission on this core value, flew [...]

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