Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.

The Tao of Mahaloness

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With the exception of the mongoose, the weasel looking roadkill, and in fact the only true roadkill, all the other images seen here I found in obscure locations, and can only surmise what happened. The piece of slimy skin looked and felt like rubber, I found it washed up on the beach, it looked like maybe it was from a shark, or from remnants of a shark attack on a dolphin, or something with grey rubbery skin, and the bird with the wings outwards was in the middle of a field next to a cliff on the North shore of Maui, inexplicable, it’s feet we’re missing? The little bird I found in a stone labyrinth, I ended up giving the little fella a burial, under a really old palm tree, it looked to have fallen form it’s nest. The lizard was strange, beautiful coloration, perhaps the casualty of an island cat. In nature there is life and there is death, a ongoing cycle, though not necessarily true for every species, some never return, they become extinct, perhaps this is natural evolution, I do not know. It really is a complex world we live in, full of mystery, or is it strange happenstance. This is a small collection of documented moments whilst exploring, perhaps signs, to be aware of my own mortality, and a fundamental truth, that I will die one day, and therefore take each day as a beautiful gift, however it comes, being grateful, the Tao of Mahaloness.
FotoMahaloness -a few selections of imagery to support the words, or perhaps the pictures say what all needs to be said. Hey Picasso, is this art?!






Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the inner spirit and artist journey of Shane Haltman, also referred to as 'hälts'. He lives, breathes and makes art in Canada. Hälts often travels to remote and exotic locations to produce community spirit murals and paintings using available materials. He is unconventional in his approach to art and chooses unique projects and sometimes they choose him. He is known for guerrilla lawn art shows, painting helmet art for a Canadian Olympic Athlete, and once painted a magic bus out of this world. Mostly he is human as anyone else, however very driven and disciplined with respect to his artistic practice. He has experience working with the bereaved and helping people who are experiencing, or who have experienced trauma in their lives. He also enjoys working with the youth and passing on his wisdom, usually in the form of art jams. Hälts is a full spectrum artist, living and breathing art, as a daily practice, in this mixed up beautiful world.

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