Category: abstract painting

Once Upon A Time, Hank Ma in ART = LIFE,  2019

Once Upon A Time, Hank Ma in ART = LIFE,  2019

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“Knowhere To Go (Tale Of The Lost Shepherd)” references an older series I did titled “The Lost Shepherd,” which depicts hyper-realistic German Shepherds on abstract color grids. This story reflects upon how even the shepherd, the leader of the flock, can lose his or her way. Sometimes we don’t know where to go. Sometimes it may even feel like we have nowhere to go. Where are you going? I’m presently trying to figure out my path as I create it and I truly hope I know where to go soon…and I wish the same for you.

Safe Travels-

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“A Nest For The White Raven”

White ravens are often bullied and pushed out of the nest by the “normal” ravens. I found this story very relatable. We all need a safe place to just be ourselves. We all need a safe place to build our nest and call home.

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“Flesh Of My Flesh (Deribon)” tells a story of creation and the interconnectedness of relationships. If you look closely, you may spot a large figure in the upper right corner and a much smaller figure in the bottom right. The smaller figure is in a state of genesis, feeding and growing from the nourishment and energy of the other.

This painting does have ties to a specific creation story, referencing Eve being created from the rib of Adam. Shortly after this painting was completed, someone vandalized it, puncturing and cutting through it right where Eve’s rib is. I had to patch Eve’s rib and carefully mend it, which I feel added to the symbolism and energy of the painting.

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Adjusting to the new space and finding a way to make it work. When life puts obstacles in front of you, push through them. Working from the bottom up and can only rise from here. Use your struggle as a source of fuel and the pain has no power over you.

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Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box.

Life moves in cycles and I find myself in a similar place yet again at this time. I’m determined to work through though. A dream always starts with not giving it up.

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“King Nothing And The Discovery Of The Lost Venus (For SAMO)” is a love story and homage to Basquiat and the many historical paintings of Venus that preceded it as well as the many that will come after it. Can you spot the crown? I was recently asked to describe my work, to which I responded…“Imagine the love child of van Gogh and Basquiat.”

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“King Nothing And The Discovery Of The Lost Venus (For SAMO)” is a love story and homage to Basquiat and the many historical paintings of Venus that preceded it as well as the many that will come after it. Can you spot the crown? I was recently asked to describe my work, to which I responded…“Imagine the love child of van Gogh and Basquiat.”

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Aska, Jessica Andersdotter, 2019

Aska, Jessica Andersdotter, 2019

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

“A Father That Was The Son” reflects upon the dynamics of father and son relationships and their intricate complexities. Some of us have great relationships with our fathers while for others, it’s a bit more tumultuous. Regardless, there are always lessons for us to learn, good and bad, as the son grows to become a man and perhaps a father himself.

A father is often the sun for a son and I happened to lose mine early in life which left me in a place of darkness for many many years. There is a very big part of him still inside of me and for too long, I carried the weight of his shadow, most of those years not even aware I was doing so. The sun can cast a mighty shadow and I am still learning to step out of his. I’m not sure if I will ever become a father myself or what the universe has in store for me…but if I do, I would like to think that I would be a good one and a man that would make my father proud.

I was blessed to be adopted by a new father several years after losing my biological. I learned valuable lessons from them both that I will carry with me always. Fathers, teach your sons to be honorable men of character and integrity. I am thankful that mine did and although there may have been some very dark nights, this son still rises.

Thank You Dads-

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