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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

“A Father That Was The Son” reflects upon the dynamics of father and son relationships and their intricate complexities. Some of us have great relationships with our fathers while for others, it’s a bit more tumultuous. Regardless, there are always lessons for us to learn, good and bad, as the son grows to become a man and perhaps a father himself.

A father is often the sun for a son and I happened to lose mine early in life which left me in a place of darkness for many many years. There is a very big part of him still inside of me and for too long, I carried the weight of his shadow, most of those years not even aware I was doing so. The sun can cast a mighty shadow and I am still learning to step out of his. I’m not sure if I will ever become a father myself or what the universe has in store for me…but if I do, I would like to think that I would be a good one and a man that would make my father proud.

I was blessed to be adopted by a new father several years after losing my biological. I learned valuable lessons from them both that I will carry with me always. Fathers, teach your sons to be honorable men of character and integrity. I am thankful that mine did and although there may have been some very dark nights, this son still rises.

Thank You Dads-

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“I Gave You Every Piece Of Me But You Could Never Love A Puzzle (95,126,814,720 Pieces Of An Alchemist)” reflects upon battles with both self-love and the realization I often give the love I always wish I had. It’s often difficult for people to love a puzzle they can’t put together. The box can be intriguing, maybe they even open it, but so few are willing to take the time to see it through to the final piece. The number of puzzle pieces is also a direct reference to my mega creation Regenaissance. Perhaps the reason the puzzle is so difficult to complete is that so many pieces are missing because they were given away to people that mishandled them and never put them back in the box.

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kingfucko: spoutziki-art: Hall of the Mounta…

kingfucko:

spoutziki-art:

Hall of the Mountain King by Paul Albert Besnard

what is with dudes and drawing women wearing flowing draperies but also: you can still absolutely see her belly button. also the flowing fabric always perfectly separates and lifts and delineates each individual titty. titties and navels are always completely revealed by clothing in dudes’ paintings it’s stupid

Excellent visual analysis. 

Allow me to expand on a few of your very valid points. Paul Albert Besnard (1849-1934), like many of his contemporary male artists, viewed woman as an ethereal being and this is reflected in many of his artworks, such as this one. Especially with the emergence of the Art Nouveau movement this was increasingly the case. So we have a vast number of artworks from this period of time (around the turn of the century) presenting women as such. Alphonse Mucha is another fine example. 

Now you have to keep in mind that certain, ahem, modesty standards had to be met in order for a painting or other artwork to be suitable for public display back then. If you wanted to achieve professional artistic status back in the day, you had to submit your work in one of the major annual (state-approved) Exhibitions (such as the Paris Salon for example). Most major European countries had something similar going on. Now if you depicted a naked (real) woman in a painting you were asking for trouble (see Manet’s Olympia for example). The way around presenting women’s bodies for the viewing pleasure of the committees and the public, was to transform them into mythical entities – since they are not real women, you are allowed to gaze upon them without any moral or ethical implications. I hope this makes sense. 

Your emphasis on the ‘tities’ is very significant because although most of these ethereal women are dressed (or semi-naked), they nonetheless portray sexual desire via the way that their clothing embraces their bodies. Clothing conceals and reveals at the same time and this ambiguity can be considered more provoking than a plain, naked body.  

Another point that I wanted to make is that certain paintings exist (such as Courbet’s The Origin of the World) that are very graphic and portray female bodies exactly as they are. Such paintings were commissioned by a patron for the most part and they were meant for, um, private viewing. You know. 

Of course there’s a vast amount of literature and debates out there regarding such matters in art history and I am only offering my opinion here. What do you think?

Your friendly neighborhood art historian. 

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“Faces Of The Parabox” is 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.

Featured: Wandering Wonderer

I don’t wonder because I wander. I wander because I wonder. This one is dedicated to the avant-garde, the wanderers, the frontier pushers. Wishing you great prosperity and safe travels.

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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.

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This reminds me why I do what I do. It’s not always about me. In fact, it’s usually not. It’s for all the kids and kids inside of us bigger kids that have a dream. It’s not always easy and it doesn’t always work out, but that’s why it’s a dream and dreams are worth making sacrifices and taking chances.

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Braska is always very interested in my work and doing her kitty quality control checks.

The “10 Year Table Canvas” spans a decade of visions, creations, and more than 10 bodies of work. Within its depths lie the tangible blood, sweat, and tears of this man beneath the paint. It is a deeply textured and layered history in its purest and most raw form. Encompassing hundreds of paintings that paradoxically unite to create one, it is nothing short of an intimate self portrait of myself, the Acrylic Alchemist.

I think this is one of my most special and valuable pieces. For 10 years, I wiped my palette knife on my table and this is the result. There is a piece of every single painting from over a decade in this one piece, essentially making it a collective portfolio of sorts. The energy is raw and palpable. The textures are insane and represent a three dimensional map of my life. I can still pinpoint certain paintings I was working on at certain times and stages of my life, from the bottom and the top, within this painting. Although I generally don’t allow people to touch my paintings because of the damage caused by oils from the hands, this is a painting I insist that people touch. It will touch you.
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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.”

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. 

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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.

Definitely fighting this battle right now. If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share. You can check out many affordable options at CariniArts.com where I also offer free shipping and interest free payment plans. You can see this painting HERE