Category: pink art

“If I Don’t Say Goodbye (Please Forgive Me).” Acrylic on panel. 48in x 60in. Canvas prints available at CariniArts.com and message me for original.
Some of my brightest paintings explore the darkest themes. This painting reflects on battles with suicide, depression, and loss. It pairs with another painting I did titled “The Breath After Last." 

Michael Carini

A lot of people have this idea that abstract art is easy or at least easier…but for me, that’s simply not the case. I have always been a detail oriented person…call it meticulous or even obsessive…and representational work that had a sense of measurability that could be qualified and quantified for accuracy is what I was often drawn to in my earlier years of development. It was only once I felt I mastered those skills that I began pushing myself further…stretching the boundaries of the mind. It became a journey of letting go…or trying to…and saying more with less. It is always a work in progress and sometimes it is more effective than others based on where I am in my life, but I am always doing what is most difficult for me…what I never though I could or would do…and that’s precisely why I am.

Michael Carini

“As The Caged Bird Sings” has long been one of my most recognized and popular creations. It is also one of my personal favorite because of who it represents to me. I think we can all relate to feeling caged at times, yet still trying to muster up the strength to find our voices and sing. This one is dedicated to you, Deanne.

Here is a rare photo of this creation when it was still a work in progress. The original and custom reproductions are available at CariniArts.com and it can be created as a custom blanket as well. Message me for inquiries.

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Braska helps me arrange works on the painting racks. I have quite a few large works available, including the ones at ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla in Westfield UTC until January, 2020. 

Here I have “As The Caged Bird Sings.” This painting is dedicated to my best friend and muse, Deanne Hastings, who tragically went missing in 2015 and has yet to be found. It is suspected that she was murdered but there has been no closure to date. Deanne once asked me to do a huge painting with a giant pair of wings. This is my tribute to her. 

Deanne always called me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. I just wish I could have there for her this last time when she really needed me most. I could sense the call was going to come, but it never did, and part of me knew why. I’ve always felt that I failed her by not being there that last time, though I wanted to be and would have been. I think one of the reasons I work so hard is because of Deanne. I always tried so hard to impress her and make her proud. The last time I saw her, she told me she was. I will forever do whatever I can to keep her spirit alive through my creations. She is now my “Wings” and my angel. I love you Deanne.

I took this original to KAABOO Del Mar this past month. The original is available and affordable prints are also available HERE

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Adding some final details. These visual poetry based “Puzzled Hearts” have been a lot of fun and very introspective as I’ve gotten started…lots of hidden treasures…but I’m going to test some new things and take them in varying directions as I move forward. They are available and I also have affordable minis too for a small budget. DM me.

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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)

This painting 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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“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 my concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

Featured: You Can’t Save Me From Myself. Acrylic on panel. 30in x 48in. We are often waiting for a hero to come and save us from our lives but the truth is, in all likelihood, nobody is coming to save you. You must learn to become your own hero. You must learn to become whole on your own because you are the only person that can truly save you. Nobody else can save you from yourself.

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“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 my concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

Featured: I Will Never Let You Love Me (Because I Could Never Love Myself). Acrylic on panel. 72in x 24in. 2010. One of my older and darker (yet brighter) pieces that reflects upon concepts of love and, specifically, self love.
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Please follow, share, and tag for a chance to win free art in giveaways. Your support makes what I do possible. Thank you!

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“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 my concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

Featured: I Gave You Every Piece Of Me But You Could Never Love A Puzzle (95,126,814,720 Pieces Of An Alchemist). Acrylic and Aerosol on Panel. 40in x 25in. Love is puzzling and our hearts always seem to be breaking or being put back together. It’s a perpetual state of construction and deconstruction. 

For brand new affordable prints and products SHOP HERE or DM for originals and custom prints.

Please follow, share, and tag for a chance to win free art in giveaways. Your support makes what I do possible. Thank you!

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