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

enter Dawn.

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we all deserve a new beginning.

I have been sitting in the same seat at the bus terminal for the last 2 hours watching human nature in a bus stop. A small child, maybe 2 or 3 years old, provides a lesson in perseverance. There is a metal fence that surrounds where the buses pull in to drop off and pick up passengers. There is one gate to get in and so far the small child has made three attempts to get the gate to open. The terminal is mostly quiet except for the intermittent sound of some kind of ridiculous prize vending machine, and when it does the small child makes an attmpt. On his fourth try he is successful, I can’t help but be happy for him and laugh out loud, the security guard catches it too, a priceless moment. Soon a bus pulls up, I look to see if its the right bus and I walk up and ask the attendant ‘Disculpe, Puerto Escondido señor? He looks at me asks for my ticket and nods his head, good enough for me, it’s 3:30 in the morning, my eyes are getting weary, sleep deprivation says hello. I get in the bus and find a seat, it’s a small load, I get set up and lean my seat back. i must be tired as I am impressed by it’s range, a spanish dubbed movie kicks in, I think it’s called ‘Noah’. I watch as much as I can until my lids succumb to gravities weight. In my dream I look out my window, a woman in what looks to be traditional dress of the region smiles and says hello. I ask her ‘have we met before’, she says ‘si’. In my mind I am unable to make the connection even though I have a feeling she speaks the truth. I look into her eyes and blink, the next moment it is dawn.


enter Dawn.

My eyes open to a a mystic morning. There is a mist blanketing the green landscape, the sky is periwinkle. I have no idea where I am and its a good feeling. Next stop Puerto, that is if I am on the right bus and haven’t missed my stop, I decide to stay up and take in the scenery, soon I am being hurtled into the color green.







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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