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

Patterns

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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.

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Author: hälts

Hi my name is hälts, I am a Canadian artist, geographer, film worker and mostly a human being. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be an artist, things just kind of fell into place. Art is a special gift humans have developed since inception. Mother Earth is the greatest artist, and who keeps me humble on my path. I mostly paint, and use acrylic with an assortment of brushes and touches, and sometimes watercolour. I am also well rounded with airbrush skills, spray paint, digital art and production, filmmaking, photography and drawing. I make fine art work, small paintings, big paintings, murals, wearable art, functioning art, and art for healing. I go wherever calls. I inspire while also being inspired by this planet, and my fellow beings. Life is a gift, and that's how I treat it. If that's not enough for you, then perhaps someone else can fill your expectation. I have no one to impress, I don't do this to be cool, and I care about this planet as much as Greta Thunberg, thank you very much, and all the life it sustains. I am not pro this person or that person, politically agnostic, I am spiritual, I am happy, I am sad, I am love, I am fear, I am joy, I am sorrow, I am all that humans are. I don't care about celebrities endorsements, and reminder there are many folk out there doing their part for Mother Earth, in their own way long before the current movement, upheaval does not create forever change, it goes in cycles, it always has and it always will, just sit in front the ocean and see it for yourselves. Most of all I just am. Thank you kindly, hälts

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