Mahaloness

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

nothing more nothing less 

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What is the solution? Do we just conform? Do we just obey and comply?  What is going to bring us to a balance? Is there enough time to turn things around? Do things need to be turned around? Are we so far gone that we have just given up? Are we so corrupted that we just can’t even begin  to come clean? Are we so blind that we cannot even see? Is it an illusion? Does it matter? Do I stay? Do I go? Do I be present? Do I watch and do nothing? Do I listen? Am I here? Is this happening? What can I do? Should I just be? Why are we not listening? Why do we argue? Why do we fight? Why do we kill? Is alcohol the answer? Is gambling making a difference? Is anything worth fighting for, winning? I try to understand, I try to be patient, I try to be quiet, so I can listen. What do I hear? What do I see? I can’t make any sense of it. I don’t see the point. I only see that it’s tearing us apart. Are we are all in the same boat, hurtling through an infinite space of misery? Wait. I must listen to my heart, what remains of it, under the scars. 

fotoMahaloness 

tonight’s paint sesshin ‘painting for wounded earth’ a watercolour that depicts Windermere BC, looking out to the eagle’s nest.

another metaphor

when I go to the desert this will be my way.


A portrait I have wanted to paint over but can’t find it in my heart to do so…Appreciation moment 

My mom painted these sometime in the 70’s, she showed me them just recently, made my day, art has that power to do that when it’s made with meaningfulness, even if you may not know it at the time you paint it, if that makes sense. 


A Note: No I do not use grammar apps, they suck, they suck the life right out of writing, and make us as uniform as wonder bread, which is not my cup of tea. 

THEY DO LIVE!

Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the artistic path of Shane Haltman, also referred to as 'hälts'. He lives, breathes and makes art in Canada. Shane has takes an unconventional approach to his art often choosing unique projects, and sometimes it they find him. His work draws from life experience, literature, mythology, films, and music. His work has reached international audiences including helmet art for Canadian Winter Olympic Athlete Mimi Rahneva, who currently competes on the world stage in skeleton luge for Team Canada. Shane has experience working with the bereaved and helping people who are experiencing, or who have experienced trauma/loss 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. Thank you for the visit. You can also see his work online at haltsart.com

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