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Featured: #MeToo (Darkness Of The Spotlight And The Illumination Of Shadows)

The spotlight can feel like a very dark place at times. This painting reflects upon the dark truths that lie in the shadows of that spotlight and shedding light on the monsters that are those shadows. This is dedicated to all of those that have battled, are battling, or will battle those monsters and demons. You are a light for yourself and those still trapped in the darkness of their own shadows. Only by illuminating your shadow and stepping into it with your light can you ever truly free yourself.

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“Reflection, Rebuilding, Redemption, And Rebirth Of The Repentant” reflects upon and highlights the only person boxing you in and holding you down in life. It’s you. You are the only person that can change your life and it’s not always a one time thing. Sometimes you have to pick yourself up again, and again, and again. 

It all begins with a conversation with yourself. You have to be honest with who you really are, where you really are, and why you’re really there. It’s nobody else’s fault. This is on you. You must then forgive everyone that has ever hurt you, including yourself. From there, you need to tear yourself down back to the core and rebuild. You have to fill all of the cracks in the foundation that you tried to avoid and cover your entire life. Only then can you truly free yourself and be reborn to rise like a phoenix. 

There are going to be a lot of dark nights in this life. Ignite your own flame and become your own light. Use that light to guide yourself and to share with those still trapped in their own darkness. 

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Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box. We all create our own boxes and some more than others.

This painting tells a story of creation and the interconnectedness of relationships. If you look closely, you may spot a large figure in the upper right corner and a much smaller figure in the bottom right. The smaller figure is in a state of genesis, feeding and growing from the nourishment and energy of the other.

This painting does have ties to a specific creation story, referencing Eve being created from the rib of Adam. Shortly after this painting was completed, someone vandalized it, puncturing and cutting through it right where Eve’s rib is. I had to patch Eve’s rib and carefully mend it, which I feel added to the symbolism and energy of the painting.

If you like my art or stories, please share. You make what I do possible. This painting and many others available in a variety of affordable formats at CariniArts.com + worldwide shipping and payment plans available. Save an extra 15% today with code FEEDARTISTS.

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The energies and color chakra pieces are a subset from “The Boy In The Box” series. Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box.

Do you ever feel like you’re constantly on the edge? I do. Yesterday the original “Perpetually Upon The Precipice” found a home but canvas prints are still available. Learn more at CariniArts.com and if you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. I need your support now more than ever. Have a beautiful day, even if it’s on the precipice.

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A necklace for the blue warriors. Hang art…wear art…be art!

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Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box.

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. I’m very blessed and thankful to be able to share this powerful and emotional piece that sheds light on suicide and suicide prevention. I’ve never shied away from the deep and the dark and I won’t start now. This is one of my most intimate and personal creations, depicting an angel embracing a suicide victim at the moment of impact. It reflects upon not only losing my father to suicide on my mother’s 21st Birthday, but also my own battles that have continued to follow me throughout my life. I was only .38 seconds away from a completely different story that would have left many of my greatest creations nothing more than dreams never brought to fruition. If you or someone you know is fighting this battle, please call 1-800-273-8255 because there is hope. There is always hope as long as you’re still breathing. Keep fighting. 

This painting is on exhibition at Arts District Liberty Station with the Expressive Arts Institute in the Martha Pace Swift Gallery until June 15.

You can see my powerful musical collaboration with Lucidious for this piece at CariniArts.com

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Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box.

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 depicts wings sprouting from the wounds of an angel. Sometimes it is only through our wounds that we are able to open ourselves up to healing so we may fly.

On exhibit at Arts District Liberty Station with the Expressive Arts Institute in the Martha Pace Swift Gallery until June 15. Exhibition: Recovering The Artist: A Show About Hope.

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“You Called Out For Me And So I Came To You (The Dreamer And The Night Terrors)” is now available in a variety of new sizes and options. This painting is dedicated to Deanne Hastings, and reflects my very first visit across the country to see her in a time of need. 

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