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

counter futility

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I have a very specific usefulness to offer while I am here, and that is to offer all of my life’s worth. Whether or not it makes me rich, or fame should result,my purpose here is to make art. The usefulness of art is whether or not it gets outside of my own confines, sent out into this beautiful world we all share. The process of sharing my life’s work with an audience I do not know is amazingly frightening because it seems to me that when I think of what is ‘out there’ well words simply fall short, for it really is well beyond my own comprehension. As a human I witness many other humans, and there exists a plethora of futility in those actions, resulting in dissatisfaction with a system, a machine, that no matter what, I will navigate with as much grace as I possibly can. Steady the art will flow on. So thank you to you and you and you and you, for the world is a better place, and this completes the circle, when you the viewing audience sits back and enjoys my versions of counter futility.

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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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