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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

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The artist journal and the messages from it were started around 2011 when I was on the precipice of homelessness. I didn’t have the resources the paint, so painting the words in the journal satiated that desire just enough until I could get back on my feet again. I realized there are lots of other people struggling out there and perhaps they could use some hope and encouragement from someone that has been in their shoes. We all need a little boost sometimes and our vulnerabilities have the power to make us stronger both individually and collectively. These pieces are just a small sample from my hundreds of journal entries.

Some of the greatest artists in history received little recognition while today you can have millions of followers on social media for all of the wrong reasons. The number of people that know you or know your work has little to no correlation with your personal value. Always remember that and make the work you need to make. The right people will pay attention and those are the lives you will change. It’s better to build one real connection than to have a million fake ones. Success and fame are an illusion. True success can only come from within. It is only by knowing yourself that others can truly begin to know you. 

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Words from the artist journal

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

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Michael Carini | Art Journal

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Michael Carini | Art Journal

This episode we look at the use of Twitter t…

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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)