Mahaloness

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


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River wolf and! Fotofeature ‘grip art’ by hälts

The wolf sits in the forest, silent, watching humans chase each other around in boats. ‘What is this strange dance?’, wonders the wolf. Eagle soars overhead as clouds ripple and swirl forming symbols one into another, after another. The sun rises, new beams reaching her soft skin, Earth mother changing as seasons change, we are all changing, everyone, everything, here and elsewhere.
….and now a link to a little video I was in for a travel spot, no stunt doubles. Mahaloness to Grand Rapids Wilderness and all the the good folks involved. Alberta equals animal wildlife, plants, sky, rivers, mountains, badlands, prairie, foothills, lakes, walks, hikes climbs, lets take care of it for future generations to enjoy. Organ kicks in.
river flows

Fotomahaloness -‘grip art’ (rehearsal before install) – coloured gel, on heat shield, on 4 by 4 metal frame, held by baby stand, on street in a city, sun back lit. 2013

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Clean Rivers

Can we please try and keep our rivers clean. Pollution is no solution. Progress for the sake of progress, bridges built over this gem that we also infect, and do remember there are also other beings whose existence is at stake.
Fluffynimbusfoto gallery -EXT. city. A walk on a cold and snow/rain drizzly day through the city to the river. Last image the work of beaver(s), nice marks.
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Dark compassion

An excerpt followed by a poem followed by fotos courtesy Mahaloness.

‘Heart anger refers to approaches in which openly expressed anger and compassion consciously and beneficially coexist…Heart-anger is anchored both in full-blooded aliveness and clear caring for the other. As fierce as it sometimes can be, heart-anger is but the emissary of wrathful compassion.’

Spiritual Bypassing -Robert Augustus Masters Phd.

Spiritual bypassing is not about denying the spirit, nor does it mean that spirituality doesn’t exist, it has more to do with the fact we suppress our anger, and in ways that one doesn’t even necessarily think about (including mediation, intellectualism and work). We live in a world where anger exists. We see daily examples of anger turned aggressive, anger turned into acts of terror and we immediately award hero status to the ones who ‘saved the day’ and suppress the underlying current ; the root to the core of the matter; the dark undercurrent, and we cannot just turn our backs on it, or shun it, or bypass it, or rise above it, and/or simply suppress it. In order to stop violence we must know what it is, and bombs, bullets, whatever the execution is to suppress the darkness of humanity , it seems that by now history provides a blueprint of how that works out. By embracing our anger we face fear, and we watch it and we learn from it. Seen through eyes of compassion and from the heart we illuminate the dread and the discovery might just be less drastic than if we just ‘move on’ from it, which has it’s own implications. These are just my thoughts, as far as I see it, the only way to mahaloness is through exploration, and darkness is one of a multitude of layers that one must navigate in order to be okay with being in this lifetime.

A dark poem

Heart of darkness
do I explore
unabashed
as I wonder through the mire
blackness cloaks hope
perceptions wane
anger churns
In a world built seemingly from vain
hidden demons
dressed in sequins
fooling only those who see surface
Breakthrough
unveiling
heart meets mind
understanding
turn sour grapes into delicious wine.

Fotomahaloness – darkness study continues and out of darkness shines light.

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last night INT.

Enter the Night
David Starfire Govinda, Jay Michael put on by evovled productions presents
What I do is set up creative space in conjunction with the already fluid and creAtive space provided.
Last night’s interiors, face and body painting along with good vibrations. My set up is nearly always on ground level, simple, unlike some of my contemporaries who place themselves higher in some instances, I like ground level, it is inviting and interactive. I paint on my knees and treat it as a sesshin, in that it is place to settle the mind, to touch the mind,
to convey the mind, to be one with the space, therefore connected, responsible and aware. is it spiritual practice? I cannot answer that, it is however, constant practice.
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Mahaloness Flashback 2010 Inshala 4 with visionary Shaun Friesen Video link
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Enter Green Tara and Agent R
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The painting I painted all night, black and white, back and forth, no rhyme, no reason, and even let a few who dared to paint on it. The act of making a mark is very empowering, and art instills a confidence in the moment, which one can choose to carry with them to the next.

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My desire is not to mAke art
It is a necessity.
Support my art go to my See.me link and click support. Mahaloness.
https://mahaloness.see.me/
Love and kindness to you.
Art live at Govinda, David Starfire and Jay Michael
Evovled productions Evolved link
Thanks to Jay Kylee and Corrine, and DF Govinda, mahaloness