Mahaloness

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

baby sea turtles (a Southern journey cont.)

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-a poem to set the tone

heading in car
down a lonely highway
pitch black
accelerating into the unknown
Illuminated by headlights
soon arriving
enter a room filled with information
we are about
to
we are about to
See
Sea
turtles
baby sea turtles
hatching
and possibly a mother delivering
precious cargo to these shores
soon walking
under the moonlight
first sighting
a giant toad
night beach experience
heart beats
deep breaths
eyes alert
awareness heightened
walking with care
lit only by the faintest of lumens
so not to disturb the baby turtles
below

fotoMahaloness
Many years ago I painted a batch of canvas bags for a show in New York city. On one of the bags I painted a sea turtle. I could not have predicted that 8 years later I would be standing on a beach, at night, in Southern Mexico, witnessing the miracle of hatching baby sea turtles.
-turtle bag NYC Seed and Soil show 2007

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This is a miraculous event considering the journey turtle mothers make just to get to these shores in order to lay their eggs. It appears to be left up to complete chance whether or not these baby turtles will make it back into their marine environment.

(fotos to go with poem)
-on the road
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turtle info center
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a giant toad greets us on the playa
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Similar to ants, although with a little less grace a multitude of baby turtles crawl out from a small hole in the sand, all over the beach little baby turtles shuffling their way to the ocean, some with more luck than others.

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the baby turtle mortality rate is quite high, although it is much safer for them to travel at night it remains clear that predators exist day and night.
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the cycle of life continues…
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Super gracias

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Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the creative explorations of the artist named, hälts. This blog is intended to inspire and embody the essence of Peace, Aloha, kindness and care. hälts is the soul of this domain.

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