Mahaloness

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


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Mahaloness 2012 in review.

Thank you all very much, I love you all. Mahaloness

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Lets do well in 2013. Love and Mahaloness to you all.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Fotomahaloness -Green Tara and the forest horse. Thank you very much. Presents from Mother Earth, please be kind to her. 2013
Domo arigato (どうもありがとう
Ong namo dev guru namo

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Poetic picture

Crimson paintaverse.
Cumulus Maximus.
Goddess energy.
Deadman.
Fallen giants.
Lightening turns night to day.
A figure looms ahead on the road of what is to come.
Clouds carry my thoughts away.
Fresh water replenishes my blood.
Plans for a new design.
Hearts made hard by trying times.
Those whose voice stoked the fire.
Contemplative leader.
If only he listened to his heart.
Humble man on piano shining bright.

Thank you very much.

fotomahaloness -images (art,photography,travel,magical moments) from my personal library that correspond to each line of the poem.

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Mountainous Mahaloness

The Mountain Meru

The mountain Meru is a cosmic mountain of the world. At the beginning of creation the world was covered by a vast ocean, the world ocean. At the bottom of this ocean rested a turtle, upon which sand was gradually deposited. From it, the mountain Meru, the center of the world arose.

-Tibetan Mandalas Tatjana Blau

The mountains do not move in the wind. It is a world that I have experienced many times, since I was a child, lucky I may be, the mountains is a place I love to be, I always feel refreshed after spending time in them and, amongst them.

Fotomahaloness -mountains in BC (look carefully for the heart, and to think some say the mountains are cold) and a moment captured this past summer on a sojourn to Maui, and the impetus for this blog, looking at West Maui’s “extinct” volcanic range, just for some contrast and link 411 on West Maui
Dedicated to my family, friends, and my loved ones. You know who you are.

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The future

I am looking past in the face
And as I do
I see that it has its place.
And that place is called,
History.
The future brings
transformation of those dreams into a reality.

Fotomahaloness -my highschool grad photo with reflection, paintings I made for my family over the years (the advantage of having an artist in the family), and a view of a mountain from my parents family chill room (taken with camera phone through underwater binoculars) and the Transformational Tara in action and the last image is a quilt made by my oldest sister who also shows quite the zeal for the creativity.
Om shanti shanti shanti or in other words Mahaloness

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Today I met a wolf

Today my post is dedicated to the wolf. It is my totem animal, this discovered on a trip to a shaman several years ago. In fact the shaman informed me at the time that I was a lone wolf. The shaman suggested I study the wolf, and go to places where wolves live. Well I did. I read about wolves, both fictional and non fiction. I explored wolf habitats, always on the lookout, sensing their presence but never actually encountering one. In my lifetime I have seen Golden eagles, buffalo/bison, and yes I have even had an extreme close encounter with a Grizzly bear. The only animal on the medicine wheel I have not seen with my own eyes is the wolf, until today. I went for a walk this afternoon, I was on the lookout for a bald eagle. In fact I went to a spot where they hangout and of course I didn’t see one. So I walked home, happy nevertheless, and wouldn’t you know it I see a wolf walking directly towards me down a road that runs through the small town where my parents live. To be honest I didn’t believe what I was seeing. I have been to some remote areas where there are wolves, but the only signs of wolves were prints left in the mud along a riverbank. As he moved towards me I froze in disbelief. Just as fast as I saw him a truck came around a corner which caused me to take my eyes off the wolf, and as soon as I turned around the wolf was gone. It is strange that in a human settlement, in broad daylight, that I would encounter my first wolf. It was as if I was walking towards a spirit, my animal spirit. Perhaps it was meant to happen this way. It makes me think that the harder I search for something, the less likelihood I will see what it is I am looking for. The universe is neither a friend nor a foe, it is a mystery revealing clues that are ultimately left for you and I to discern.
Fotomahaloness -the medicine wheel fedora I painted; the wolf and the buffalo positions are reversed, the client wanted it that way, just in case you are an expert in medicine wheels. Also a drawing I made of a wolf accompanied with images of wolf prints, the scenes of the today and the road where I met my totem companion.

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Hunter S. Haltman

Gonzo style self portrait I painted way back in my earlier days. This painting I called ‘Easty Westy’. I was heavy into reading about eastern philosophy and very much gonzo at the time, even though my experience had been predominately western. This painting went into my first solo show called ‘Soulspace’ (2006) a video I put together for my first solo show called Soulspace
It was a nerve wracking experience as it was my first solo show in a gallery, before this I really had not painted since high school. I had nine months to prepare the show. I completely surprised myself. The painting now resides in my friend Ricks place, he has one of the best Calgary contemporary art collections going, I am pretty honored to be hanging with the cream of the crop.
Mahalonessfoto – the painting hanging at Ricks and a foto of the view where my loving parents live, and a place I like to be (a future blog entry no doubt)
Peace, happiness and mahaloness to you all.

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