myartobiography
A BLOG ABOUT LIFE, LIVES, & LIVING
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http://futurepocket.com/2011/01/16/the-real-da-vinci-code/

By Michelina Docimo Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. Johnathan Swift Today, I received a piece of advice that was simple, direct, and clear – “Focus.” He asked me, “where is your head?”  On top of my neck, I replied facetiously.  ”And what is inside of it?” he inquired further. [...]

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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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Green Question Mark

By Michelina Docimo It’s the morning after Valentine’s Day and this is a loaded question.  For some it may be rosier, for others back to drab gray.   This may be a good time to consider what is the meaning of true love?  So many definitions of love, literal and metaphorical, yet it remains mystifying [...]

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pop_art_kiss

By Michelina Docimo Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath. ~ Eve Glicksman When I started Myartobiography, I included a few pieces that didn’t make the cut because I felt there was still something there.  I thought about the time that [...]

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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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Sketch of Grecian Urn by John Keats.  Source: blogcatalog.com

By Michelina Docimo Today, I had the blissful privilege of holding in my hands a Grecian urn from 400 B.C!!!!  Light, airy, decorated with earthy animal and bird images, disproportionate handles, the slight imperfections made the piece even more charming.  Completely unexpected, I had no idea what I would be seeing let alone holding that [...]

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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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Big Ben at midnight.  London.

By Michelina Docimo 2010 is coming to a close and with the remaining days of the year I feel wedged between the arms of a stuck clock – in a state of rest and the other diametrically in motion.  As many travelers struggle to make their way back home or escape to their get-a-way after [...]

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