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TIME, BREATH AND EVIDENCE installation

Time Breath and Evidence is a multi-sensory sculptural installation that gives expression to the inescapable adventure of human mutuality. It begins as frontal torso casts of twelve American yogi. The plaster casts are gently highlighted with ritual colors from India, then... Continue Reading →

MAN WITHOUT CAT

ONE DAY I SAW THIS MAN IN OTRANTO. A WONDERFUL GREY CAT SAT ON HIS LAP. I ASKED IF I COULD TAKE A PICTURE. HE TOSSED THE CAT OFF HIS LAP.

BRAZILIAN ARTIST DOES TORSO

Romero Britto is a Brazilian Neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work.  I was happy to find this on line and filled with camaraderie for fellow artist who... Continue Reading →

WRITER AS VISUAL ARTIST: MAKING THE SHIFT

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.  ~Georgia O’Keeffe (” Pleasure Principle” pictured, Christine Palamidessi) Since I have been active in both the... Continue Reading →

WHEN IS A PIECE OF SCULPTURE DONE?

An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it. ~Paul Valéry (French French poet, writer, philosopher. 1871-1945 ) In my gut I know when a sculpture is “done” and know that doing one more thing to it will either take... Continue Reading →

She Makes Spinning Mandalas: Marjorie Kaye, Artist

Marjorie Kaye’s sculptures reach out and in and up and beyond. The transcendent stacks of energy are constructed from pieces of plywood, which are cut into shapes with a jig saw, smoothed and then tinted with bold gouache color–or house... Continue Reading →

Dual Engine Art in Boston Gallery

What artist would turn down a second mind, a pair of extra hands, or a person who could stand by their side realizing and making manifest what they themselves were thinking? The Safarani sisters, identical twins Farzaneh and Bahareh, have... Continue Reading →

Art As A Spiritual Practice

I am an artist and yoga teacher. My yoga practice keeps my interior world polished, so, as the Upanishads say, as to be ready for lightening when it strikes. Yoga came to me to support the artist. The artist in me existed long before the yogini.

Rachel Shatil Installation at Galatea Gallery in Boston

Rachel Shatil grew up on a kibbutz in Israel. Both of her parents were holocaust survivors. “Life lessons were all about staying alive–not about ambition, career, art, finding love,” she said. “Love was careful, very guarded, because anyone you loved... Continue Reading →

FIVE STEP STRENGTH PREP FOR CHATURANGA DANDASANA

Chaturanga Dandasana is challenging. Many yoga students just collapse, or immediately drop to their knees when faced with this “hovering stick pose.” These 5 steps help build strength and coordination.

BOOK REVIEW (DID THEY KNOW MY HUSBAND GREW UP IN THE BRONX?)

Loved this book and you will too, especially if you have a connection to or friends & family  who lived in The Bronx. It is a delightful collection of memories from the northernmost borough of New York City: the Bronx,... Continue Reading →

CANNONBALLS & WORLD NEWS

Preview of Christine Palamidessi's cannonball pastels on painted pages of La Gazetta and La Repubblica.

SEPARATION OF GAIA AND URANUS

When Gaia separated from Uranus, the conditions of the world as we know it came into being. Otranto Castle installation portrays this moment.

CASTLE OF OTRANTO CANNONBALL INSTALLATION

Visually visit Christine Palamidessi's ongoing cannonball installation at Castle of Otranto.

Tortoise torso wall sculpture molded on body of Brazilian woman.

The first Pineapple Torso sculpture by Christine Palamidessi.

Yogi Sculpture with Pune Belts

Sculpture--also a piece of wearable art-- pays homage to Japanese fashion, Pune yoga and Greek ideals.

World Cup Supplies from Brazil

Fernanda de Oliviiera, Brazilian TV personality and children's book author, sent this news regarding World Cup controversy in Brazil to artist Christine Palamidessi.

WEARABLE BREASTPLATE for Yogi Project

Jesa Damora models Yogi breastplate, a promotional art garment for Time, Breath & Evidence installation created by artist Christine Palamidessi.

WEARABLE ART ON THE FLOOR

Custom-made Plaster breastplate.

Commissioned Wearable Plaster Breastplate ( not in use) hangs on gallery wall.

VIEWING NECTAR THAT FALLS BEHIND THE HEART

Looking inside the human torso at the spiritual entity.

WITH HAVANA ARTIST DANIA FLEITES

Featuring Cuban Artist Dania Fleites, and her lithographs, at work in her Old Havana studio.

HARNESS FOR WEARABLE BREASTPLATE

Wearable breastplate ( also Yoga art continues in construction) and here we see harness specs for wearable breastplate.

BEGINNING JESA’S Wearable Art BREASTPLATE

commissioned art: FITTING FOR Wearable Art TORSO BREASTPLATE which will be worn over a dress.

OMPHALE, Queen of Lydia

Sculpture depicting Omphale, the Queen of Lydia who owned Hercules as a slave for two years and during that time the strongest man in the world was temporarily free of his identity as the greatest of all heroes.

ORPHAO, a.k.a. Lil Wayne

Description of a Rap and Roll sculpture dedicated to Orpheus, the Greek God of Music, whose kindred spirit Palamidessi visually associated with American Rap Artist Lil Wayne.

“HARMONY” at Alpers Gallery

Sculptural torso to be shown in Alpers Gallery, Andover, MA

Backside of Yoga Sculptures: an armature

Artist shows three-steps ( strengthen, preserve integrity, provide hook for hanging) on the backside of torso sculpture.

Disappointing: Sophie Calle at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

At the Sophie Calle's Last Seen exhibit at Boston's Gardner Museum the very large, gold-framed "word posters" suck all the energy out of the nearby equally-sized gold-framed images of empty framed art.

Palamidessi's Yogi project captures breath. here she pulls plaster torso out of mold of yoga teacher's torso.

Casting Yoga Teacher Torso

Yoga teacher is in state of deep relaxation as Palamidessi cast's her torso with intention of capturing movement of breath.

Torso Just Pulled from Mold

White plaster cast impression of female torso. Skin pattern and breath imprinted on sculpture.

At Galatea Gallery, Boston.

] Frances Jakubek, Associate Director of Griffin Museum of Photography, is taking a look at Christine Palamidessi's sculpture OMPHALE, QUEEN OF LYDIA.

THE ART…AND SCIENCE…OF RUNNING

RUNNING SCIENCE is an impressive book, could call it a modern bible, that collects up-to-date data on running research and everyone who might be a serious athlete ought to check it out.

7 STEPS TO PRIME YOUR HOME YOGA PRACTICE

Seven make-sense, easy steps (# 5 is "wash your feet ) for getting on your mat and doing yoga, particularly for Iyengar yoga practitioners.

TWO BRILLIANT FRIENDS – review of Elena Ferrante’s MY BRILLIANT FRIEND

My Brilliant Friend is a literary work about women and friendship that is not chick-lit, the first in a planned trilogy; it fictionalizes childhood and adolescence in Naples, Italy, during the 50s, chronicling the vicissitudes of Lila and Elena’s friendship; at the same time allegorizing the modernization of Italy.

12 STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR DOWNWARD-FACING DOG (Adho Mukha Svanasana )

For yoga teachers and advanced/intermediate students, particularly Iyengar yogini: 12 Steps to improve your downward-facing dog

SADNESS OF THE SAMURAI: Book Review

The Sadness of the Samurai is a novel about justice, forgiveness and hope: we all bleed; some wounds heal; others remain. A wonderful, large read with many dark corners.

5 STEP IYENGAR YOGA WARM-UP

Follow these five easy steps to empty your mind and enlighten your energy before beginning your Yoga practice.

The 10th Victim Lives On!

Who else could make a film about the role of money, schizophrenia and the individual's destruction and make it sexy, adult and stylish? Review of Elio Petri's 1965 Italian film The 10th Victim.

THE NYMPH : Lina Wertmuller’s Reach for Divine Female Spirit

Lina Wertmuller's THE NYMPH relies on overcharged sexual visuals of Stefania Sandrelli's backside in this film about love, war, fate and virginity.

FILM REVIEW: The Way We Laughed (Così ridevano)

Review of The Way We Laughed unfolds the sacrificial tale of two brothers and won The Golden Lion, in Venice’s 1988 International Film Festival.

Review of MARCO FERRERI FILM Dillinger Is Dead: IF A MAN LOSES HIS MASCULINITY CAN HE EVER GET IT BACK?

Beautiful Anita Pallenberg plays the drugged out wife in this Marco Ferreri film that explores male existential sexuality.

15 Steps for Refining Your Sarvangasana

Senior Iyengar instructor Dassa Oppenheimer's 15 Steps for refining Sarvangasana (shoulderstand).

Crisp & Heady Jazz: Wayne Escoffery at KITANO in NYC

Wayne Escoffery's birthday jazz performance at Kitano Club in New York City coincides with wedding anniversary celebration of Boston couple.

THE SICILIAN GIRL ( “La siciliana ribelle”): a review

A complex story about a young Sicilian girl who transforms revenge into justice.

Review of Indian Film Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghant

Celtic Star Paul Pierce could double as Indian actor Ifran Khan in the 2006 film Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante.

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