Michael Carini | Foreverandever | Acrylic on Canvas | 60” x 96” | 2014
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 through the boundlessness of space and time.
Once upon a time there was a piece of land in Chinatown Los Angeles that was taken care by volunteers and plants were grown according to Tongva tradition and with Tongva elders permission. People were invited to come, bring their friends and family and learn how to seed, used medicine, weed and learn how to better interact with the world around us. A lot of us were really happy there, we felt protected and full. There was a circle of tall cempansuchils growing around the ceremonial center where we sat around the fire and we camped under the stars. The downtown sky line could be seen at all hours and this garden was the only place in the city that felt free. Once upon a time this magical place got destroyed, its flora and fauna stamped on and its animals displaced. The end. Well maybe, I still hope the seeds make it up again but till the plants take over I still will miss it.