Category: paintings

“Labyrinth Of The Butterfly." 

One of my most intense and intricate paintings to date, this piece started out white and red. Somewhere along the journey, I lost my way a bit and was tangled up in the labyrinth. When I emerged, this was the result. This is one of the creations I am most proud of over the years for everything that went into it.

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“Foreverandever.” Acrylic on canvas. 60in x 96in. Original and prints available in a variety of sizes.

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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Featured: “As Open Wounds Open Wings” and “.38 With A .38 (The Speed Of Eternal Stillness).” Both originals available and reproduction options available in a variety of sizes.

This photo felt very appropriate right now…two of my most powerful paintings acknowledging the darkness (but still a glimmer of hope) in an empty, desolate space. It’s difficult not to feel that darkness and isolation with our freedoms continuously being constricted tighter and tighter as the cage gets smaller. All the while, there is no clear end in sight and we are left without vital answers from the people mandating these orders. It’s a battle for even the best of us. Physically, mentally, and emotionally, I am definitely feeling it. Without the outlets I have created over time to maintain my balance, the things that would help me hold my sanity, it is becomingly increasingly frustrating as I feel things boiling over and out of control. I do believe it’s important to have hope…to create hope. I also believe it’s important to call things what they are…but what is this really? It’s feeling more and more like freedom has become an illusion or a state of mind at best. We cannot leave our cages but the bills are still due. Perhaps tomorrow will be a brighter day…but to truly appreciate the light, you also have to acknowledge the dark or you leave out key components of history…a history we must learn from if we do not wish to repeat it.

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Huge works available. “Consumption Of The While Whale (Ahadevale).” Acrylic on canvas. 60in x 60in. Original and prints available.

“Consumption Of The White Whale (Ahadevale)” references “Moby Dick” in a tale of obsession and total consumption with added historical references to Georgia O’Keeffe. You may spot that hidden treasure with an obsessive canvasing of this whale watching experience. What is your obsession? What is your white whale?

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Which is your favorite?

New “Beautiful Accidents” available and priced to sell because I think everyone can use a little break and a lot of love right now. Message me for inquiries and I will find a solution that works for you. Flexible pricing, free shipping, and payment plans available. Original and recycled, these are a great way to start or add to your collection.

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Astranomelly Canvas:

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Wear the art…Be the art!

Custom Carini Arts earrings are now available. One of a kind original, and recycled. These two pairs are available or I can make a custom pair just for you. Just let me know your favorite color scheme. Currently taking orders and sending gift shipments. Discounts on multiple pairs + free shipping and payment plans.

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I just finished a new commission and it is a powerful lesson of perspective and perception. This particular commission is for a collector and friend who is color blind. Though color blindness is more common amongst men, this particular collector and friend is female. I’ve sometimes wondered if that’s why more women are drawn to my colorful and expressive works, but I’ve been told there may be other factors involved in that equation (insert big laugh here). Nonetheless, my understanding of limited color visions has long factored into how I play with value contrasts in my compositions. In this case, my intent was to focus primarily on a desaturated color palette that highlights and reflects the intimate relationships of value contrasts, and I limited my color spectrum to primarily blacks, whites, greys, and silvers. Though this creation is for someone with limited color vision, I hid a few treasures within the painting that, in all likelihood, only she can see. Through the application of interference colors that appear almost white at one angle, a specific color on the spectrum at another, and the complement of that color at yet another, I incorporated subtle accents within the color spectrum that she told me she can see. This will be almost invisible in most photos, but very visible, I hope, for her.As I prepped this painting and was thinking about the story I would be sharing, my friend informed me that she is also battling cancer. Though I am tremendously saddened by her news, I am tremendously honored that she entrusted me to tell her story through what I love most. This painting will one day be a piece of her legacy for her children and I hope it will help her in her fight to come.

My intent thematically for this pieces was a simple, yet complexly layered beauty through the utilization of the Carini Technique. What may appear as non-objective abstraction to some may provide alternative glimpses of imagery for others…The figura serpentinata, an “S” shape, infinity symbol, a pregnant woman, an angel, a phoenix, feathers, an ouroboros, black holes, puzzle pieces, a silver lining…all would be astute interpretations…or perhaps you see something else entirely. I hope, most of all, that she will see hope.

Normally I title my works, but I think I’m going to leave this one for her to name. This is her legacy-

Yesterday, I took a moment on one of my livestream videos to discuss struggles, rainy days, and seeing the silver linings beyond seemingly endless dark clouds. For much of my life, it was tremendously difficult, if not seemingly impossible, for me to see the silver lining in my own life. In more recent years, I have learned that perhaps my silver lining all along was to be that silver lining for others and I hope I can be that for her, and perhaps for you as well. I know that she reminded me of this and that is my silver lining today.

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“Beautiful Accidents” available. Message me to get yours. These are a great way to start or add to your collection. Recycled art from my palettes, they represent the Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabi and shibui. Don’t forget to check out my new custom Carini “Beautiful Accidents” earrings.

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I really appreciate the way this shot of my latest commission caught my reflection…simple and unexpected beauties in life.  This was a powerful story to capture and I hope I was able to add a silver lining to the legacy it represents. Official debut to follow…

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