And she filled her scars with paint, proudly exhibiting them for all the world to see.
Weapon Of Choice
And she starves herself to death as a well-fed world incessantly demands more and more from her plate.
Michael Carini | LEARN MORE
Over the years I have told a lot of stories through my art but this is by far the most important. Please share this one for Deanne.
“Reign Upon Sunrise” Flashback
In August 2012, at the age of 28, I was reconnected with the biological family I never knew. At that time, I learned that my father, also named Michael, did not die in a car accident as I had always been told. Rather, I came to find out that he took his own life on my mother’s 21st Birthday, just shortly before I turned a year old. He did not leave a note. Almost 30 years later, in my most personal and emotional creation to date, I wrote that note for my father. Written through our collective heart, eyes, and hand, that piece of our soul is “Michael’s Note.”
“Michael’s Note” was followed by half a decade of critical introspection, reflection, and expression in the form of a visual history paradoxically representing a singular moment, time, and experience as well as momentum, time, and experience in their totality. Completed in the Spring at the age of 33 and given life in conjunction with the Summer Solstice, “Reign Upon Sonrise” is a five year meditative reflection of a simple complexity, or “simplexity.” A 49 canvas polyptych with a myriad of possibilities and experiences, this meditation is a personal and elemental narrative veiled under the umbrella of a fractalized spectrum of sub-narratives called “Reigndrops.” Peering into the human soul with no definitive beginning or end, may you enjoy your journey across the “Reignbough” and discover the enlightenment you seek in the “Reign Upon Sonrise.”
Dedicated to the father I never had the honor and privilege to know-
Full blog post HERE
It’s so easy to not become everything you are capable of being…But when have you ever taken the easy road?
Michael Carini | LEARN MORE
First and foremost, a really big and sincere thank you for the support…past, present, and future. Without your support (whether sharing my work or purchasing some), this just isn’t possible…the podcast, the blog, the posts, the Q&A time, the products, and the art itself. I am able to do all of the things I do because of you. I love focusing on the stories, creating, and sharing the experiences. I know sometimes it gets salesy by necessity for survival and sustainability. The truth is I probably hate the BS more than anyone else, but it’s a part of the duties/process and I think it’s also important to show other artists a way to go about that…artists who might be apprehensive about doing so while trying to find their own path of longevity within the realm of their passion. We all have a dream but our dreams require work and I’m happy to put in that work. Sometimes it means doing things I don’t want to do, making concessions, and being flexible.
If there is an artist that you love and you want to know how to support them, consider making a purchase, no matter small. For me, even a $20 purchase is a few meals I wouldn’t otherwise have or that color of paint I want to use but don’t have yet because I had to choose between another meal or that color. If you can’t afford their work, share it with appropriate tags and credits…maybe a link to their site. Perhaps one of your friends will be interested. Referrals go a long way for artists. If you have something from an artist, consider positing it and/or reposting it periodically with a nice image, description, review, and how to follow + get in contact with that artist. Word of mouth goes a long way.
Art, at least for me, has very little to do with sales and money…but sales do keep paint on the palette and allow me to devote more time to sharing my passion and stories with others in the hopes of helping them to purse their passions. I have some obstacles ahead of me in the immediate future and I’m ready to tackle them head on. If you’re interested in supporting me or my mission as I work to generate resources for an exhibition fund that next lands on shows at ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla and KAABOO Del Mar 2019, please consider adding some art or something from Carini Arts to your collection…perhaps a mini, a blanket, or even a poem. Braska is not available.
Support the artists you love. Have a great day and continue feeding the passion!