Mahaloness

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

Hillhurst Hardware mural

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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.
fotoMahaloness
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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Author: hälts

Hi my name is hälts, I am a Canadian artist, geographer, film worker and mostly a human being. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be an artist, things just kind of fell into place. Art is a special gift humans have developed since inception. Mother Earth is the greatest artist, and who keeps me humble on my path. I mostly paint, and use acrylic with an assortment of brushes and touches, and sometimes watercolour. I am also well rounded with airbrush skills, spray paint, digital art and production, filmmaking, photography and drawing. I make fine art work, small paintings, big paintings, murals, wearable art, functioning art, and art for healing. I go wherever calls. I inspire while also being inspired by this planet, and my fellow beings. Life is a gift, and that's how I treat it. If that's not enough for you, then perhaps someone else can fill your expectation. I have no one to impress, I don't do this to be cool, and I care about this planet as much as Greta Thunberg, thank you very much, and all the life it sustains. I am not pro this person or that person, politically agnostic, I am spiritual, I am happy, I am sad, I am love, I am fear, I am joy, I am sorrow, I am all that humans are. I don't care about celebrities endorsements, and reminder there are many folk out there doing their part for Mother Earth, in their own way long before the current movement, upheaval does not create forever change, it goes in cycles, it always has and it always will, just sit in front the ocean and see it for yourselves. Most of all I just am. Thank you kindly, hälts

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