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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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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