myartobiography
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By: Michelina Docimo Of course money matters but imagine a world in which it didn’t?  What would matter then?  How would we measure wealth?

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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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By Michelina Docimo When December rolls around, we begin to feel – well, feel.  It can be nostalgic, cheerful, blue, anxious, or merry and bright.  Something happens during the rush of the season, an unconscious slow-down, a separation of material and spiritual needs, the unfolding of a story.  Peace on earth and good will to [...]

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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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Mayer Kirshenblatt, "The Gramaphone," 1999

A Collection of Memory at the Westport Arts Center By: Michelina Docimo We are a world obsessed with memory.  And rightfully so, because in the end, this is what is we are left with – an intangible of all the tangible photos, videos, letters, souvenirs, newspaper clippings, charms, and other keepsakes that we collect throughout [...]

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Shadow Ball in Jasper's Town, by Duane Corey

Breaking the Rules of the Game to Become American: Duane Corey’s Shadow Ball in Jasper’s Town By: Michelina Docimo I’ve never watched a baseball game in its entirety; it always felt so foreign to me – all those hand gestures.  I couldn’t bring myself to sit through nine innings of this great American pastime without [...]

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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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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, [...]

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By Michelina Docimo Do you have a favorite NYC nook where you go to escape the noise and just be still in the moment?  Share your experience here.

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Peaceful Paley Park

After an espresso with Marcus, I head to Paley Park, perhaps my most favorite place in NYC.  I love Paley Park because it’s like a well-known secret, people know it’s there but sometimes forget or maybe it’s that when you’re there, the rest of the world is out.   A small belgian block square nestled [...]

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