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In honor of International Survivors of Suicide…

In honor of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

This has always been an ongoing personal battle, most notably in 2011, just shortly before the following story. If you or someone you know is struggling with issues of suicide, call 800-273-8255

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-

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Michael Carini | Art Journal

Michael Carini | Art Journal

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Michael Carini | Art Journal

Michael Carini | Art Journal

Michael Carini | Art Journal

Michael Carini | Art Journal

Michael Carini | Art Journal

Michael Carini | Art Journal

This episode we look at the use of Twitter t…

This episode we look at the use of Twitter to spur global historical conversations, oh and memes. News from The Medieval Magazine and upcoming book review video series and we visit Winchester, England and some of its medieval delights.  

I just came across these  (via Twitter) and th…

I just came across these  (via Twitter) and they’re pretty interesting and simple guides to each topic (and include citations/bibliographies)

Michael Carini | Thoughts about art and life

Michael Carini | Thoughts about art and life

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Michael Carini | Advice on art and life

Michael Carini | Advice on art and life