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I created “On The Broken Road Between Reality And Truth” when I discovered that my beloved muse, Deanne Hastings, had been found after being declared a missing person for several days during her trip home back around 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-

Tragically, Deanne went missing again in 2015 and has yet to be found. It is suspected that she was murdered but there has been no closure to date.

This painting was once in Deanne’s possession but in typical Deanne fashion, it somehow ended up back with me lol. The original is now owned by Tony Award winning superstar and friend John Lloyd Young. Canvases are available with free shipping and interest free payment plans. check it out HERE

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

I created “On The Broken Road Between Reality And Truth” when I discovered that my beloved muse, Deanne Hastings, had been found after being declared a missing person for several days during her trip home back around 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-

Tragically, Deanne went missing again in 2015 and has yet to be found. It is suspected that she was murdered but there has been no closure to date.

Deanne always called me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. I just wish I could have there for her this last time when she really needed me most. I could sense the call was going to come, but it never did, and part of me knew why. I’ve always felt that I failed her by not being there that last time, though I wanted to be and would have been. I think one of the reasons I work so hard is because of Deanne. I always tried so hard to impress her and make her proud. The last time I saw her, she told me she was. I will forever do whatever I can to keep her spirit alive through my creations. She is now my “Wings” and my angel. I love you Deanne.

Deanne inspired a number of my my best and most personal paintings. I keep reminders of her in my studio, including the last postcard from a tribute exhibition I did for her in 2010 that portrays the very first painting she ever inspired, “Midnight Dancer (Take Me Away).” I also have her handprints from her last visit, which she placed on my “10 Year Floor Canvas,” framed and always within view. I will never part with those. The remainder of the paintings she inspired were sent to her family for her children to one day have…happy and beautiful memories of their mother.

Other paintings inspired by Deanne:
Fractured Realities And Dreams Brought To Light
Getting Back To Where I’ve Never Been (Coeurd’aleuer)
You Called Out For Me And So I Came To You (The Dreamer And The Night Terrors)
If I Could Steal Your Pain
As The Caged Bird Sings
Chasing The Gate (Searching For Deanne)
Beneath The Wings Of Free Swan (Deanne’s Song)
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“Where Time Falls.” Time is not static and exists in multiple states. It is not bound by clocks or timekeepers. Relativity has shown us all time and time again that a second can feel like eternity and eternity can feel like a second. At times it feels as if it stops and at others we wish it would. It’s difficult to predict where and how time will fall, but it’s absolutely imperative we treasure the time we do have because it’s virtually impossible to retrieve once lost. Yesterday’s tomorrow has arrived and the time is now. Now is always the time. Make the most out of yours and may time forever fall in your favor.

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Michael Carini | Foreverandever | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | Foreverandever | LEARN MORE

People make a lot of promises about “forever” but that “forever” doesn’t often seem to last very long. When I say “forever”, I want it to mean “Foreverandever.” This painting depicts a scenic gardenesque fantasyland filled with floral delights, plenty of safe places to rest head, and the warm light of the setting sun peering in from above to touch your shoulder and let you know everything is going to be alright. This is the world of your dreams and everything you deserve… “Foreverandever." 

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

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“Where Time Falls.” Time is not static and exists in multiple states. It is not bound by clocks or timekeepers. Relativity has shown us all time and time again that a second can feel like eternity and eternity can feel like a second. At times it feels as if it stops and at others we wish it would. It’s difficult to predict where and how time will fall, but it’s absolutely imperative we treasure the time we do have because it’s virtually impossible to retrieve once lost. Yesterday’s tomorrow has arrived and the time is now. Now is always the time. Make the most out of yours and may time forever fall in your favor.

If you like my work or my stories, please share. You make what I do possible. You can get “Where Time Falls” canvas art HERE

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This will forever be one of my favorite paintings because of who and what it represents. Deanne Hastings was my best friend and muse who tragically went missing at the end of 2015 and has yet to be found. It is suspected that she was murdered, but there has been no closure to date and I don’t believe there will be. This painting reflects the scenic overhead view on my first cross-country visit to see Deanne and help her with her recovery after a relapse in Coeur d’Alene. I remember her reaching out for help, dropping everything, and making sure I was by her side the very first moment I could be when called upon. Whatever she needed from me, I was committed to being there for her and loving her unconditionally. 

Deanne always called me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. I just wish I could have there for her this last time when she really needed me most. I could sense the call was going to come, but it never did, and part of me knew why. I’ve always felt that I failed her by not being there that last time, though I wanted to be and would have been. I think one of the reasons I work so hard is because of Deanne. I always tried so hard to impress her and make her proud. The last time I saw her, she told me she was. I will forever do whatever I can to keep her spirit alive through my creations. She is now my “Wings” and my angel. I love you Deanne.

Deanne inspired a number of my my best and most personal paintings. I keep reminders of her in my studio, including the last postcard from a tribute exhibition I did for her in 2010 that portrays the very first painting she ever inspired, “Midnight Dancer (Take Me Away).” I also have her handprints from her last visit, which she placed on my “10 Year Floor Canvas,” framed and always within view. I will never part with those. The remainder of the paintings she inspired were sent to her family for her children to one day have…happy and beautiful memories of their mother.  

If you like my work or my stories, please share. You make what I do possible. You can see more at CariniArts.com and get canvas prints of this painting HERE

Other paintings inspired by Deanne:

Fractured Realities And Dreams Brought To Light

You Called Out For Me And So I Came To You (The Dreamer And The Night Terrors)

If I Could Steal Your Pain

On The Broken Road Between Reality And Truth

As The Caged Bird Sings

Chasing The Gate (Searching For Deanne)

Beneath The Wings Of Free Swan (Deanne’s Song)

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

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All of the paintings from my April/May 2012 artist residency with Alexander Salazar Fine Art were named after the strangers I encountered and interacted with on the streets of Downtown San Diego. For 50 days, I literally became “The Boy In The Box” as I worked, on public display, from this little box on Broadway.

 
“Hidensique” was named after a quiet and elusive man that I noticed passing by day after day during my first week. He would always slow as he passed, but keep moving without stopping or coming in. He would just watch from the window, as many did, not wanting to intrude. After establishing that same pattern the first handful of days, he popped his head in around the end of the week and asked if he could share something. He introduced himself as Enrique and was always carrying a staff with him. It was an easy way to recognize him considering my head was buried in my work 12-15 hours a day. He told me that my work had stopped him in his tracks and really spoke to him, inspiring him to write a poem the night before. Though he did not want to show his face, he offered to share that poem on one of the videos documenting my experience. I named “Hidensique” after Enrique. It’s an abstract composite of his name and the game “Hide-and-Seek” because of his elusive nature. 

Most of these strangers passing by and interacting with me had no idea that they were my creative inspiration and were becoming pieces of my work during my residency. Because Enrique passed by almost daily, he had a chance to see the painting he inspired before my time ended as “The Boy In The Box.” It brought him to tears. We kept in touch for a brief period after my residency, but as just as he did during my residency, he eventually faded into the distance and disappeared. I know he’s still out there somewhere, probably still watching my work progress from a new window.

You can hear that poem at CariniArts.com under the description of “Hidensique.” If you like my work or stories, please follow and share. You make what I do possible. I could not do this without you.

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This is a detail shot of “Searching for hoMe.” The title is not a typo. We are all searching for home. We are all searching for ourselves. When we find ourselves, we will find home.

I’ve spent the majority of my life “Searching for hoMe” and I still am. I don’t think that I’ve had many periods in my life where I felt safety and comfort for an extended period of time. It has always been a fight. Most of what I’ve known has been a struggle to survive and most of it has been completely alone. I don’t regret that because it has made me strong. It has made me the man I am today. Perhaps one day though, I can find that place to call home and someone to share it with. I will not stop “Searching for hoMe.”

I love this photo because half obscured in the distance is a photo of myself. Home is right in front of me, I just can’t see it yet. If I continue moving forward though, I will.

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In 2007-2008 I created 20 small paintings for a series called “Look Right Through Me” that looks like abstract color bands similar to Barnett Newman’s “Zips”. However, for those that take a closer look, there is a transparent figure (built up only in layers of clear) lying naked inside this beautiful and invisible prison. Read between the lines-

Pictured: The Recognition Of Nakedness
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