Category: wisdom

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Michael Carini | SHOP NOW

“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. We often create our own boxes. This painting reflects upon the only person that can change your life. It’s you!

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

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, also named Michael, 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 our collective heart, eyes, and hand, that piece of our soul is “Michael’s Note.”

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

The artist journal and the messages from it were started around 2011 when I was on the precipice of homelessness. I didn’t have the resources the paint, so painting the words in the journal satiated that desire just enough until I could get back on my feet again. I realized there are lots of other people struggling out there and perhaps they could use some hope and encouragement from someone that has been in their shoes. We all need a little boost sometimes and our vulnerabilities have the power to make us stronger both individually and collectively. These pieces are just a small sample from my hundreds of journal entries.

Some of the greatest artists in history received little recognition while today you can have millions of followers on social media for all of the wrong reasons. The number of people that know you or know your work has little to no correlation with your personal value. Always remember that and make the work you need to make. The right people will pay attention and those are the lives you will change. It’s better to build one real connection than to have a million fake ones. Success and fame are an illusion. True success can only come from within. It is only by knowing yourself that others can truly begin to know you. 

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Words from the artist journal

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Michael Carini | Art Journal

Michael Carini | Art Journal

People, things, and material possessions will always come and go but I will always come back to my lady of the night, for she is the only one that ever makes me feel truly whole, if only for a second 🌹 I started the art journal 📓 around 2011 when I was closed to being homeless and didn’t have the resources to paint 🎨 Painting the words in the journal satiated that desire, if only on a minimal scale, until I could generate the resources to paint again. I then started sharing those entries for others who might be struggling 👩‍🎨

Michael Carini | Art Journal

Michael Carini | Art Journal