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“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 assault and battery that hospitalized me with multiple facial fractures, severe eye trauma, and a concussion. My signature icon, which I saw flashing in my head during the concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

“Midnight Dancer (Take Me Away)” was the very first painting I ever created for Deanne Hastings, my best friend and the person I loved most in the world. She used to call me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. Tragically, Deanne went missing in 2015 and has yet to be found. I still think about her every single day and a number of the paintings she inspired were sent to her family for her children to have one day.

This is one of the most valuable pieces I have in my studio. It is the two final postcards of the show I dedicated to her in 2010. If you take a close look, you can read the statement from the show. I came across these in my car long after she disappeared. I was also blessed to come across her handprints on my “10 Year Floor Canvas,” which also now hang in studio so she can continue to be with me as she continues to inspire me and my work. I hope I’m making her proud. I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it wasn’t for her. I love how this photo picks up the reflection of the window likes it’s a window between here and heaven, allowing us to see each other again for just a moment.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 assault and battery that hospitalized me with multiple facial fractures, severe eye trauma, and a concussion. My signature icon, which I saw flashing in my head during the concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

“Midnight Dancer (Take Me Away)” was the very first painting I ever created for Deanne Hastings, my best friend and the person I loved most in the world. She used to call me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. Tragically, Deanne went missing in 2015 and has yet to be found. I still think about her every single day and a number of the paintings she inspired were sent to her family for her children to have one day.

This is one of the most valuable pieces I have in my studio. It is the two final postcards of the show I dedicated to her in 2010. If you take a close look, you can read the statement from the show. I came across these in my car long after she disappeared. I was also blessed to come across her handprints on my “10 Year Floor Canvas,” which also now hang in studio so she can continue to be with me as she continues to inspire me and my work. I hope I’m making her proud. I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it wasn’t for her. I love how this photo picks up the reflection of the window likes it’s a window between here and heaven, allowing us to see each other again for just a moment.

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As every story has a past, present, and future, what may at first glimpse appear to be non-objective abstraction is in fact segmentations of energetic imagery interacting and breathing through the boundlessness of space and time. This painting is dedicated to my best friend and muse, Deanne Hastings, who tragically went missing in 2015 and has yet to be found. She once asked me to do a huge painting with a giant set of wings. This is my tribute to her. Deanne always called me her “Wings” but now she is mine and I will do whatever I can to keep her spirit alive with the beauty she inspired.

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Behind The Paint-Chasing The Gate (Searching For Deanne). Pulling some work off the racks today in preparing for an exhibition at the Expressive Arts Institute. Please check out my latest updates at CariniArts.com including new available works like this one.

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Fractured Realities And Dreams Brought To Light. This painting tells the story of a female phoenix rising from the ashes. This painting is dedicated to Deanne Hastings. I remember creating this one after she broke her clavicle.

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As every story has a past, present, and future, what may at first glimpse appear to be non-objective abstraction is in fact segmentations of energetic imagery interacting and breathing through the boundlessness of space and time.

Featured: Getting Back To Where I’ve Never Been (Coeurd’aleuer). This will forever be one of my favorite paintings because of what it represents. This was the scenic overhead view on my first cross-country visit to see Deanne and help her with her recovery in Coeur d’Alene. Deanne was my best friend and muse who tragically went missing at the end of 2015 and has yet to be found. She always called me her Wings and is the reason I have them on my back. I think one of the reasons I work so hard is because of her. I do it in her honor. 

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Featured: Fractured Realities And Dreams Brought To Light. This painting highlights a female phoenix rising from the ashes. Dedicated to Deanne Hastings. 

“Fractured Realities” Phoenix Shoe…

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Featured: Fractured Realities And Dreams Brought To Light. Acrylic on canvas. 24in x 24in. This painting tells the story of an injured female phoenix rising from the ashes. This is one of the many paintings inspired by Deanne Hastings.

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As every story has a past, present, and future…

As every story has a past, present, and future, what may at first glimpse appear to be non-objective abstraction is in fact energetic imagery interacting and breathing through the boundlessness of space and time 🌹

Featured: Fractured Realities And Dreams Brought To Light. Acrylic on canvas. 24in x 24in. This painting tells the story of an injured female phoenix rising from the ashes. This is one of the many paintings inspired by Deanne Hastings.
Brand new affordable prints and products at CariniArts.com or DM for originals and custom inquiries. Please follow, share, and tag posts for a chance to win free art in giveaways. Your support makes what I do possible. Thank you ❤️

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“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 a…

“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 assault and battery that hospitalized me with multiple facial fractures, severe eye trauma, and a concussion. My signature icon, which I saw flashing in my head during my concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

Featured: On The Broken Road Between Reality And Truth. Acrylic, Earrings, and Cloth on Panel. 30 x 48. 2010. I created this painting when I discovered that my best friend and muse, Deanne Hastings, had been found after being declared a missing person for several days during her trip home in 2010. This painting contains pieces of a letter I wrote her (reflecting upon my thoughts and what I wanted to say to her at that time) as well as her earrings and some cloth she had left me the last time I had seen her. We all lose our way at one point or another. Keep your eyes open for the spark that will illuminate your path On The Broken Road Between Reality And Truth-

In 2015, Deanne went missing again and has yet to be found. She was a troubled young woman but had the world inside her and she made me a better person. I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am today without her. 

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