Category: suicide awareness

“.38 With A .38” reflects upon bat…

“.38 With A .38” reflects upon battles with suicide and depicts an angel embracing a suicide victim at the moment of impact

Michael Carini | Acrylic on Canvas | 48″ x 36″

Michael Carini | Michael’s Note

Michael Carini | Michael’s Note

In August 2012, at the age of 28, I was reconnected with the biological family I never knew. At that time, I learned that my father did not die in a car accident as I had always been told. Rather, I came to find out that he took his own life on my mother’s 21st Birthday, just shortly before I turned a year old. He did not leave a note. Almost 30 years later, in my most personal and emotional creation to date, I wrote that note for my father. Written through his eyes and my hand, that piece of our soul is “Michael’s Note.”

Michael Carini | .38 With A .38 (The Speed Of …

Michael Carini | .38 With A .38 (The Speed Of Eternal Stillness) 

The Carini Technique: 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 explores the concept of suicide and depicts a victim of suicide being embraced by an angel at the moment of impact. It is, at least in part, a reflection of my thoughts dealing with the loss of my best friend and muse, Deanne Hastings, who disappeared in 2015 and has yet to be found. 

Michael Carini

Michael Carini

Every ending is also an opportunity for a new beginning. It’s all a matter of perspective. Don’t allow your past to extinguish your flame. Allow your future to spark it and rise from the ashes a phoenix reborn.

#NotAfraidToAcknowledgeTheDarknessFromWhichLightEmerges

All suicide awareness photoshoot images by Christa Maier and Balm In Gilead

The Painting Sacrifice: Suicide Note (Because …

The Painting Sacrifice: Suicide Note (Because Nothing Never Was)

Michael Carini | Photo by Balm In Gilead and Christa Maier

Michael Carini | Thoughts About Art and Life

Michael Carini | Thoughts About Art and Life

Michael Carini | The Sacrifice: Because Nothin…

Michael Carini | The Sacrifice: Because Nothing Never Was (Suicide Note)

Photo by Christa Maier

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Michael Carini | This was really special to re…

Michael Carini | This was really special to receive

Michael Carini | Q & A

Michael Carini | Q & A