If you don’t go after your dream than how will you know that is was a dream to begin with. -Mahaloness
This is a mirrored image of a magical little forest I happened upon in British Columbia, Canada. When I am in a forest it lends to an increase in life force and connection to this planet. If the microcosm does in fact mimmic or mirror image the macrocosm than it seems apparent to pay attention to the planet and learn vital lessons that may in fact help the human component of the chain. To understand the planet is one area that we as humans really have very little clue about, considering our small length if time here, and the reliance on science that has provided models based largely on a very tiny amount of information in our short existence. This means we infer based on our knowledge of a tiny window that may or may not be entirely correct. The first half of my existence was largely driven by a curiosity of this place I find myself in, and I found nourishment via institutional realms available to me. By this I mean I learnt through textbooks, teachers and professors, trusting what I was given was factual and accurate. Now, later on life, I find the need to reexamine the world with an new found open mindedness and allowing for a whole lot of room for growth, and no doubt I think this is a huge test for many of us. Perhaps this is my raison d’être, to search for a meaningful existence through the modus operandi: produce art. One of the best ways to share my art other than being with it in real time is the Mahaloness blog thread. It is an outlet to share my artistic explorations with you and thoughts on art, life and those things I deem necessary to share with you, although I offer an abundance of imagery as well, and look to continue to do so, through these times, that you and I share.
You can find more of my art here
art for soul’s sake…
picture within a picture, the dreambus at a relatively early stage of production circa 2010-11
Late note: lately I haven’t been keeping up with the blog so well, I have been quite busy with new projects and working to keep this thread alive. Mahaloness is all about creative explorations, cosmic otherworldliness and sharing art through this digital outlet. It is my hope that my art reaches people, because it is people who inspire me. This is Mahaloness.
Mother Earth is a source of creativity. Without her there is no art.
Colouring with water, art pro creative spirit, art made to inspire.
Thank you Mother Earth for providing, there is no certainty to what the future holds so in the present moment creative force do I go with, making positive marks in accordance with humanity. Mahaloness.
This painting began as a ‘live painting’ at a pub, live bands were doing their thing and as they did I worked on this beauty leaned against a brick wall in the back of the venue. There are quite a few image references within the painted surface that relate to the specific pub I was in at the time. I do this kind of thing a lot in my work, it is urban plein air painting, although I include painting indoors in this classification, thats why I tend to call my work a paintamentary, a documentary as seen through a painter’s eye and brush, any location, anytime.
acrylic on canvas
It is an ocean that will turn a mountain into sand, it is the wind that will sculpt a desert. The desert is a place of extremes, and no doubt a difficult climate for any human, let alone plant or animal, yet in a desert you will find life. In my latest painting we find the footsteps of man leading us into the desert towards a mirage of a distant oasis, representing hope and the chance to sustain his life. When I painted the desert I thought about the changing climate on Earth, and the real potential for new deserts as soil is depleted by ever increasing demand for food, questionable land management, and water shortages. There is also a spiritual element to this work, as the desert represents a metaphysical plane where man is confronted with the a depleted faith and a weakened soul force. It is in the oasis where the spring of life acts as a beacon for a lost soul to replenish his faded spirit and the chance to be reborn as a new man. It may also be an illusion brought on by sheer deprivation magnifying basic needs into hallucinations of abundance and grandeur. The desert painting embodies a dream like quality, and there is a beauty to the shapes that make up its landscape. In the end I called the titled this work, ‘a pirate’s dream’. I imagined myself being a pirate on a ship dreaming of an open ocean made of sand as a hallucinatory island floats ever so tantalizingly in the path ahead, where hidden treasures lay in wait to be pillaged and plundered.
as seen through a gifted lens…
a pirate’s dream
acrylic on canvas
this is what I would consider a sculptural painting, no projection or grid system was used, it takes a little longer to do, the results speak for the themselves.
the finished commission hangs on the wall, what stories will be created by those who see it, I am hardly a person of espionage but there is a part of me that wishes I could hear what people come up with.
I do commissions, any interested parties please message me via wordpress or through links provided on this blog. I have made many paintings for those far and wide, beautiful connections made through art. Thank you and Mahaloness over and out.