Category: healing

Michael Carini | Art Shop

Michael Carini | Art Shop

Image: Just Floating On The Tears

It is said that time heals all wounds but perhaps that time comes in a different state of existence or unexpected ways and connections. I woke up this morning, before my alarm clock went off, from a vivid dream about my dad. It felt like the universe was telling me today was a day that someone somewhere might need to hear this ❤️

I used to paint exclusively in an effort to heal myself and my own wounds. Nowadays, I paint to hopefully inspire, but more so in an effort to save a life, perhaps one I don’t even know. I would love to help people grow but the first step to growth is survival…and some days merely surviving is growth. Hold on. The strongest often have the toughest battles. You can handle this 🔥

If you are struggling with issues of suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255.

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Michael Carini | Art Shop

Michael Carini | Art Shop

“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.

Featured: If I Die Today (Jack The Ripper). Acrylic on panel. 48in x 24in. Prints and accessories available.

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Michael Carini Presents “Reign Upon Sonrise”June…

Michael Carini Presents “Reign Upon Sonrise”

June 2-Sept 22 @ Martha Pace Swift Gallery

Historic Building 201 | 2820 Roosevelt Rd | San Diego 8am-8pm Daily

Free Parking | Free Admission

*Meet the artist first Friday of each month (5-8pm) for duration of exhibition

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-