Mahaloness

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


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Studios

If there is one thing I have had no shortage of it would be studio space. Every one has it’s own feel and atmosphere, sometimes wide open, sometimes closed in. I spent nearly 3 months of my life in an old run down, yet still operational warehouse/industrial space in the middle of the prairie, during a rather frigid Canadian winter painting a cosmic space bus. I spent 3 months on Maui, and eventually made a bunch of things there that were completely infused with the energy and rhythms of that place. One of the advantages of being anonymous, so to speak, is I can go to cool places and do my thing and hardly anyone notices until that is I get discovered and than I simply move on. I have spent most of my life living under the radar and in some ways the advantages if that outweigh the pressure of conforming to a certain style or technique, or pleasing the gallery I am with, or keeping the collectors happy, that is superfluous to making art. Every space/environment I make art in opens my mind to so many interesting and beautiful possibilities, and this can be a blessing when the fear is kept at bay. Werner Fassbinder made a film about, ‘Fear eats the Soul’, does it not?

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A rather heavy foto post, lets go studio tour!

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Hillhurst Hardware mural

I made this mural in 2010 on the storefront of one of Calgary’s oldest independently owned and run hardware shops, located in Calgary’s urban village, Kensington/Sunnyside. The project took approximately 3 weeks to complete, and was my very first independent solo undertaking. It has held up well, considering it gets blasted by the sun and is constantly exposed to the weather that is famous to Calgary. I have heard through the grapevine this building is due for demolition, not sure when exactly. It’s fate is in the hands of the developers as they try to give Kensington a facelift of sorts, I will be there that day with a video camera no doubt.
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everything flows nothing stands still. -Heraclitus
Or as a Cuban friend once told me, everything is impermanent.
Hillhurst Hardware mural foto 2014

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