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