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

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Sometimes it feels as if I have been numbed by the vastness of unrich glitch.

A fellow I met gave me this drawing (well actually a print) from a wall of an office because he liked it but later didn’t want to hang it because he felt guilty, however he did ask me to paint on it and this information came out following completion of the painting sesshin, and what turned out to be some kind of confessional. I told the man to take the now renewed image and place it on the wall he took it from, I said the developer might appreciate the updated version. As far as I know the man kept the painting….

Fotomahaloness -ancient wisdom stenciled over a usurped developer’s rendering of a section of land on Maui, including Dalai Lama stencil, and Paia stupa blessed by his holiness but not the stencil with aerosol hand drawn/cut stencil on usurped rendering 2012
Followed by a mountain top, and a drawing/doodle titled Bardo ink on paper (moleskine sesshin 2011)


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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