Artist bio

As a contemporary photographer, Michele Guarino has been professionally involved in the art world for the past three decades. Born and raised in the Garden State of New Jersey, she was conveniently exposed to New York City, a melting pot of the world. Since the age of 16, she has been photographing and connecting to all walks of life, from high society to the homeless. The great diversity of New York City influenced her consciousness about the world. Michele believes we are all interconnected to the energy of the universe. Her studies include the Parson’s School of Design, New York City, Southeast Center for Photo/Graphics in Daytona Beach, Florida and Fine Art at the University of Miami in Florida. For years, her passion has been on personal projects and self-supporting agencies. Her body-of-work includes capturing day-to-day life, creating a visual timeline of history. Her photographic documentaries have featured The Florida School of the Deaf & Blind, Special Olympics, The Autism Society of America, The Department of Veterans Affairs and Hope and Help Center (HIV/AIDS). Ministry with Persons with Disabilities were a recipient of a UPS Grant for $60,000.00 from her designed multi-media presentation. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographer Guild of Palm Beach. Her work has appeared in Artnews magazine, and in a number of other formats and venues, such as newspapers, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, websites, exhibitions, galleries, private collections, and in many luxury apartment clubhouses and model homes. "N/A"


The Spirit Within


Digital Art

Artist Statement

All 15 images in this photo collage were created by Michele Guarino.

The foundation for the artwork was 6 - A images that were taken in the country of Israel, were the life of Jesus is documented.

1a. “GOD” - The Monastery of the Temptation located in Jericho, Palestine
2a. “Pilgrim’s Feet” - A group of Italian Men at the Mount of Beatitudes by the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Israel
3a. “A Personal Truth” - Franciscan monk - The Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Israel
4a. “Faith” - At the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Israel
5a. “Optimistic” Mount of Beatitudes by the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Israel
6a. “Temptation Cave” - The Monastery of the Temptation located in Jericho, Palestine

Plus, 9 - B images were selected for helping to creating the visual story of Ephesians 6:10-20.

1b. “Angel Above” - The Spiritual world.
2b. "The Sword of the Spirit” - The Holy Bible is opened to Ephesians 6:10-20.
3b. “The Power of Truth” A woman in white honoring GOD.
4b. “The Dark World of Evil” - A masked man with blood on his face and a knife in his hand.
5b. “A Ruler” - A figure of Augustus of Prima Porta.
6b. “Spiritual Forces of Evil” - Representation of the devil in spirit.
7b. “Flames” Symbolic of pain and darkness.
8b. “May the Truth Prevail” - The white Cross in the skies.
9b. “Clouds” - Representing transcendence in the contemporary world.

I have a large body-of-work dedicated to Christianity and created this from the archives of my work.

How it fits into contest

I believe, you can only be equipped for a spiritual battle when you are grounded and have knowledge in the truth of Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible, the stories of faith and temptation are abounded. From the beginning of Adam and Eve, to the temptation of Christ in the wilderness, the opposition still exists. A spiritual trial in which a person has free choice of being faithful or unfaithful to God. To be shield in pray, the holy word and a communion of faith, Satan cannot stand. These art images incorporated into this collage represent the cross, spiritual realm, the holy bible, the sword of truth, pray, faith and honoring God. It also depicts, the temptation cave, plus, the spiritual and physical forces of evil in the world.



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Digital Art / Photo Collage
Giclee on Canvas or Paper
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Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

Digital Art for Apartments, Clubhouses, Model Homes, Residences, Businesses and Private Collectors. Commission Work. Art Photography Portraits.

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