Mahaloness

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

Thought gazillion to the 89th power

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No matter how hard you work ‘it’ never seems to want to give. This is where things like music and perhaps the occasional coffee can help out, but than again these are only part of the recipe for what the body, mind and spirit really require to do the good work. Rest is good, so when you see a rest area, go there. Work is good too, especially when what I am really writing about is the work that goes on in the studio, whether that is my own, as I show you in my photos, or any studio out there right now that some amazingly tapped in artist is madly creating as I write this blog. The life of making art can I think be confused with the life of an artist, both of which are real though not necessarily always one and the same. The role of artist is one that can be discussed until the cows come home, let alone what makes art, art. So where does that leave the fact that I am in fact an artist, working on art, and pretty much all the time? Who knows. The fact of the matter is I am not a machine and staying current can really be a sidetrack to staying true. I think maybe what I am getting at here is that to be an artist is many things, to be a human, and a healthy one does seem to be more beneficial to the art than does the classic role of starving, suffering, and angst ridden (though I think being on the edge can be a good thing, and some cynicism can be beneficial, as well as a good sense of humor and understanding tragedy). Call it an epiphany, or perhaps some insight gained from some back and forth between a certain Agent I might know, the role of artist is a complex set of variables and is becoming much more difficult to pin point as time moves forward. The spirit however remains the same, omnipresence, a string that runs throughout the tapestry of life, where magic is abundant, and dreamtime does offer guidance to the waking life and both work together when making art in Mahaloness.
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Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the life of the artist Shane Haltman, eloquently called hälts. Shane lives and makes art in Canada, and on occasion, Mexico. This is his story.

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