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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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This will forever be one of my favorite paintings because of who and what it represents. Deanne Hastings was my best friend and muse who tragically went missing at the end of 2015 and has yet to be found. It is suspected that she was murdered, but there has been no closure to date and I don’t believe there will be. This painting reflects the scenic overhead view on my first cross-country visit to see Deanne and help her with her recovery after a relapse in Coeur d’Alene. I remember her reaching out for help, dropping everything, and making sure I was by her side the very first moment I could be when called upon. Whatever she needed from me, I was committed to being there for her and loving her unconditionally. 

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.

Deanne inspired a number of my my best and most personal paintings. I keep reminders of her in my studio, including the last postcard from a tribute exhibition I did for her in 2010 that portrays the very first painting she ever inspired, “Midnight Dancer (Take Me Away).” I also have her handprints from her last visit, which she placed on my “10 Year Floor Canvas,” framed and always within view. I will never part with those. The remainder of the paintings she inspired were sent to her family for her children to one day have…happy and beautiful memories of their mother.  

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Other paintings inspired by Deanne:

Fractured Realities And Dreams Brought To Light

You Called Out For Me And So I Came To You (The Dreamer And The Night Terrors)

If I Could Steal Your Pain

On The Broken Road Between Reality And Truth

As The Caged Bird Sings

Chasing The Gate (Searching For Deanne)

Beneath The Wings Of Free Swan (Deanne’s Song)

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Michael Carini | Wandering Wonderer

As every story has a past, present, and future, what may at first glimpse appear to be non-objective abstraction is in fact energetic imagery interacting and breathing through the boundlessness of space and time đŸŒč

Featured: “Wandering Wonderer.” Acrylic on canvas. 45in x 72in. 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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