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

growing up

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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.

20140226-145716.jpgMahalonessdigiportrait of me while on an art exploration…

Thank you.

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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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