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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

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Everything Dies Alone

Thematically, this is one of my darkest paintings. In my opinion, it’s also one of my most beautiful and valuable. It takes a deep introspective look into death and isolation…with a little homage to Donnie Darko.

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Holding On To Letting Go

Sometimes we hold on to the things it is necessary to let go of and others we let go of the things it is necessary to hold on to for our personal growth. Learn the difference, hold on, and let go. This past year there were a lot of times I wanted to give up but I had to hold on to my dream, whatever it took, and learn to let go of my self-doubt. It’s a daily battle I have to fight.

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We often struggle in life with stopping a behavior or pattern that inhibits us or moving forward and ending something we need to end to move on to something new because it is intimidating and we just don’t know what may happen. But…we just don’t know what may happen. Sometimes it is necessary to “Say Hello To Goodbye.”

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

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.

Life moves in cycles and I find myself in a similar place yet again at this time. I’m determined to work through though. A dream always starts with not giving it up.

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Want to take my Painting & Vino San Diego classes for all experience levels? I have 9 openings left for July 12 and 22 openings for July 20. Go to CariniArts.com and scroll to the bottom of the page to see my public schedule. Contact me for all of your private events. Travel is available.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“The Alchemist’s Rose” was the very first from the flower collection and closely resembles the iconic flower from “Beauty and Beast” placed against a backdrop that mirrors the color of Belle’s dress. Beast has been an often relatable character in many ways and forms and I’ve always been fascinated with the powerful symbolism and beauty of flowers. I’ve always loved the story of the flower that grows from the darkest and most desolate cracks. I’m also at a critical and introspective stage of life where I’m learning to stop and admire the beauty of the flowers that surround me, some more hidden and obscure than others. There is one flower I still seek though, and that ever-elusive flower, “The Alchemist’s Rose” as I call her, is the one that will stop these petals from wilting, if only for a moment, before my time expires. 

May you rise and bloom like the most beautiful rose-

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share. You make what I do possible and I need your support now more than ever. Please check out CariniArts.com and if there’s something you want, I will find a solution for you. I’ve got art (of course), hoodies, shirts, swimsuits, leggings, sports bras, jewelry, and more. Check out this canvas HERE

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Featured Collection: The Boy In The Box

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.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“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.

“It’s Always Okay Until It’s Not” reflects upon how, often in life, out of sight is out of mind and things aren’t a problem in our eyes or minds until they are. Sometimes we see it coming and sometimes we don’t. When it hits though, it is up to us to make it right.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

We often struggle in life with stopping a behavior or pattern that inhibits us or moving forward and ending something we need to end to move on to something new because it is intimidating and we just don’t know what may happen. But…we just don’t know what may happen. Sometimes it is necessary to “Say Hello To Goodbye.”

I’m smack dab in the middle of this right now. I have to give up one of my rooms to make room for two roommates coming in next month, so Braska and I moved into the smaller studio space this week. I couldn’t give up that space, even though it’s smaller, because that is where most of my time and energy resides. Now it’s time to look for new work and create a path for this new stage of life. Braska hasn’t complained and seems to like the new space even better, so that makes me happy. 

If you like my work or my stories, please share or consider adding some artwork to your collection. You make what I do possible and I couldn’t do it without you. I offer free shipping, interest free payment plans, and just yesterday added an option to make an offer if there is a canvas print you like that may just be a touch out of budget. I understand struggle and want to make my work accessible to you so please take a look at CariniArts.com and you can see this piece HERE

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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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“Astranomelly” was the culminating piece of my artist residency in Downtown San Diego. During the months of April/May (2012) I spent 50 days painting on Broadway Avenue, generally averaging 10-12 hours per session and never taking a single day off. Basically living in the studio as I found myself on the precipice of homelessness, this climactic creation measures 6.5′ x 10′ and is representative of my collective experiences as “The Boy In The Box.” The culture shock of the residency experience made this both an artistic opportunity and a sociological experiment as I found myself imbued with the regionalism of this foreign community and was indoctrinated into their culture. The individuals that visited and shared their stories during my tenure in the box were all incorporated into the painting, their names inscribed in the underpainting that surrounds the iconic vortex (or black hole) that is simultaneously a symbol of the outward eyes looking in at me as I poured my soul into the canvas. The concept for “Astranomelly” came to me on a car ride home at 3:30am as I listened to the track “Battling the Sun” by local musician Astra Kelly. I had met Astra earlier that evening when she stopped in during a rare San Diego storm. The rest of the story I now leave with you.

Want to see the full time lapse video? Check it out + original and affordable canvases available in a variety of sizes at CariniArts.com with free shipping worldwide and interest free payment plans. This piece is also available in jewelry and apparel. Check it out HERE

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