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Finding Hope and Healing Through Art

“It wasn’t even one of the six most difficult days I had that week.”

-(Michael Carini) Asked about the assault and battery

This month marks the 5th anniversary of the assault and battery that hospitalized me in April (2009) with multiple facial fractures, a concussion and severe ocular trauma. Asked why I elected not to have post trauma surgery: I want to wake up each morning, look in the mirror, and remember what I’ve lived through. Adversity serves only one purpose in my life-to illuminate the obstacles that heart and perseverance can overcome.

I found the hope and healing I needed to endure through my art. My hope now is that my experience can bring the same to someone else in need. Never underestimate the healing power of the arts. In an effort to share my story, I am currently presenting a three month solo-exhibition at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla in San Diego, CA. 

What happened to those responsible? I gave them a painting and thanked them for the inspiration. 

-Michael Carini | The Acrylic Alchemist


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.

The Insatiable Monster Eating Away At Me From The Inside

Michael Carini | Acrylic, Vodka, and Xanax on Panel | 48” x 30” | 2010


Anatomy of a Painting

Michael Carini | Light Of The Shadow Caster | Acrylic on Canvas


Behind the Canvas

Astranomelly Painting Time-Lapse