Mahaloness

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

in a room

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kneeling in a room
inside
painting the greatest painting ever painted
ever so quietly in a room
silence
thinking of my mom
and my dad
in a room
thinking of my loved ones
near and far
every mark
A gesture to my kinfolk
to my lover
my family
My sisters and my brothers
in a room
filled with spirit
of those who painted before
in a room
a sacred act unfolds
timeless
at one
beautiful.

-a poem about painting

fotoMahaloness -fotos to go with poem
In a room circa 2004

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a painting called ‘cityman’ circa 2004
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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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