Category: acrylic alchemy

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Michael Carini | The Sacrifice: Because Nothin…

Michael Carini | The Sacrifice: Because Nothing Never Was (Suicide Note)

Photo by Christa Maier

Michael Carini | Photo by Christa Maier

Michael Carini | Photo by Christa Maier

Sometimes you have to burn in order to rise

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“Reconstruction of the Chimera (Zachericle)” t…

“Reconstruction of the Chimera (Zachericle)” tells the story of the mythological phoenix while also incorporating personal narrative elements and concepts of the ouroboros & chimera. Created during my 2012 artist residency, it was inspired by a young man named Zach. Zach would stop by on a daily basis to grab a piece of candy from the bucket I left by the door for those passing by. One day, Zach decided to step in a little further than usual which led to a deeper conversation. I handed Zach a print of my work for stopping by, at which point tears welled up in his eyes. It was at that time that Zach told me he had been living on the street and was just accepted into a program where he would have a bed to sleep for the first time in a long time. My print, he said, was one of the only things in his possession that he could call his own, and the first thing for him to hang above his bed. By the time I finished this painting, Zach had stopped coming by. I don’t believe he ever saw it and hopefully that’s because he’s doing well. Sometimes we just need a chance to start over.

The ashes in this piece are from a painting I burned titled “The Transmutation of Miss-Tere” and the cut fragments are from a piece titled “Sacrifices and Second Chances (The Day Eye Made The Devil Blink).”

-Michael Carini

Michael Carini | Photo By Christa Maier

Michael Carini | Photo By Christa Maier

Sometimes you have to walk through the fire even though it burns

Michael Carini | Q & A

Michael Carini | Q & A

Michael Carini | Detail Shot-I Am Who Am (I)

Michael Carini | Detail Shot-I Am Who Am (I)

Michael Carini | Thoughts about art and life

Michael Carini | Thoughts about art and life