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


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This is an excerpt out of a Moleskine from around 2007. I just happened to find it gong through my stuff. It is titled ‘Patterns’

Patterns are your friend and your enemy. Patterns act as directional arrows once discovered. High above patterns are a Persian rug. Life is similar to weather, both of which exhibit patterns. Life signature patterns, LSP. It’s how we associate with one another, we see a pattern and we tune in if we like it and we escape if we do not. Fluctuations, oscillations, a sinuous river with its sweeping undulating patterns, Mother Earth’s majestic curves. Nature. man as beast, a link of the chain, not exactly the whole thing, no higher, no lower. There is a inverting misconception,a dialogue that’s as old as Socretes. Man’s obsession with his so called intelligence and special DNA code somehow leaves the impression that we are better than this, or that, on some kind of higher plane. We with all our science, technology, gadgetry, knowledge (primitive to present) and yet we cannot see collectively the pattern we have woven. The looks on people’s faces says it all, walking down a sidewalk looking at their feet, birds soar overhead, observing our funny behavioural patterns. Man continues to judge and point blame, while women seek their inner goddess, so what is the future for men? Our sense of curiosity immobilized by sensory overload and over indulgence. Sure our lives as a whole seem easier than those before us, or is it only relative? How is it than that fear is still a large part of the human condition, with no signs of it ever going away. Fear runs our lives and places a veil over our eyes, as we are told to remain silent. Silence. And within the silence I see the pattern, songs sing about it, art imitates it, and even mirrors it, writers write about it, spoken words beat about it, scientists quantify it, Philosophizers philosophize about it, Buddhists find rhythms in it while meditating in it. Abstract interprets it, not what it looks like but what it feels like, politics politic about it, and photography steals it. We speak about it in different tongues, and dialects. Thermodynamics, constant, conservation,entropy,infinity, spacetime,super string theory, singularity. E=mc squared, universe, multiverse, bubbles, Big Bang, expansion, contraction, big Crunch! Black holes, dark matter, worm hole, energy, consumption, temperature variations, Global Warming, Patterns. Stewardship, man vs. nature, man vs. himself, Life, death, birth, Life death birth, rebirth, patterns.

This excerpt was written many moons ago, though sitting in a boat on the Athabasca, it returns as I once again become aware of patterns.









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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