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Blue Ice: An Origin Story

It was 1983 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania and I was 13 years old. My little world was full of sticker collecting, exploring the boundaries of the farm and stretching into my identity. I was…

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The In-Between Art

We live in a world where a strong opinion, on just about anything, can get a person into all kinds of trouble.  Approaching the decade of being halfway to dead, as my man so eloquently puts it,…

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How to contribute art to The Ruins Project without actually being there

My heart is full of gratitude as I write this. Artists from all over the world are taking steps to be a part of something bigger than themselves by contributing to the walls of The Ruins Project…

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Once Upon a Time…

“Artist Transforms Abandoned Coal Plant Through Mosaic” by Adelina Lancianese - June 6, 2018 ​A few weeks ago, The Ruins Project was fortunate to welcome NPR 2017 Kroc Fellow, Adelina…

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The Watchwoman

Written by an artist who is building her business on The Great Allegheny Passage. The Great Allegheny Passage passes right by my front door. I love bikers. They fascinate me. The day…

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SAMA 2018, Congdamento, American Animal Series and other updates…

Check out my latest work and other portfolio updates… A total of 390 mosaics ranging in dimensions from 3”x3” to 12”x24” within a structure that is 18’x23’x9’, stone and glass I just…

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Character appropriation

Being a good artist is hard. On the one hand, you have to learn the techniques of your medium to a point that you are at least proficient. On the other, you must discover ways to surprise or…

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The hibernating beast

I write this, as I sit, nestled in front of the new woodstove, looking out to a snow-blanketed Ruins Project. This winter has brought two new challenges to the homestead; wood-fired heat as our…

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