Mahaloness

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

quality over quantity

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I do make wearable art, its been a thing I do since 2003. Living in a world that largely relies on mass production, I get a lot of joy out of the fact that there are approximately 150 of my original hand painted items around the globe that people enjoy, some who I have met personally and others who I never met. The imagery changes from item to item, some are custom while others are of my own imagination. It is yet another way I have chosen to get my art out into the world, other than just a gallery or that kind of thing. The technique is similar to my regular paintings, although it does have some similarities to tattooing as I have to really work the pigment dependong on the fabric or surface. Each item does take time and quite a bit of patience to make, quality over quantity, using largely recycled clothing items, reducing the human footprint on our Earth, if only in a small amount, big over time.
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Some examples of my wearable art, some are custom while others are from my paintaverse explorations.

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Thank you.

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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