Mahaloness

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


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Loving Kindness

Perhaps it can be said that there is not enough loving kindness in the world. This planet is filled with humans, there is hardly a place where you can go that isn’t occupied by other humans. What I find interesting is just how little we know about each other, and how this unknowing produces a lot of chaos. In my humble opinion we have been misguided by the powers that be, and this has gone on for a good long while. As advanced as technology may be, as sophisticated as humans might think themselves to be, the reality is that we are humans not much different from our early ancestors. We have created lots of things with our brains, some good, some not so good. We have technology that given the right application might be useful, whilst  we also have proven to have a knack for using the things in very destructive ways ; all in the name of FREEDOM, JUSTICE, DEMOCRACY, TRUTH, and LIBERTY. Consequently we are left with a lot of problems, which has created a need to find new solutions. Over the last decade I have listened to a many opinions about climate, about Earth, and about how things are. I feel that in a lot of cases the challenge of speaking about Earth and climate is that it is a complex system that has cycles and variations. The one constant perhaps is that is constantly revolving. I studied Earth and Climate at University, I was an average student as I didn’t agree with most of the information being spoon fed into my mouth. I realised that the real mandate for university is to capitalise on youth by promising them a bright future meanwhile forcing many into debt and destroying a lot of dreams. Now this might seem harsh, this was my experience and well nearly every person I know who went to school either made insane sacrifices or they borrowed money for a promise based on not much at all. Now I do not regret going to school, and made the most out of it. I made sure to learn things that I wanted to learn. I made sure to think critically and speak my mind, even when it was uncomfortable. It often was received with blank stares and on occasion threats of being kicked out of school. I took courses in areas of interest and that would be useful for cognition and building mindfulness. I think that we have a responsibility to ourselves to learn about each other, and all living things that call Earth home. In doing so we might begin to grasp just how interconnected we all our and even the tiniest of choices can make a tiny difference instead of doing nothing like a deer in the headlights. This life is a precious gift. It is not for the government to determine how we live or want to live, nor is it their responsibility to take care of us because if they did I would not be writing this blog. I am concerned for the welfare of humanity, I am concerned about the fact we are in a period of extinctions and our reaction has been a pretty good indication of just how little we stand by each other. This being said, there is a new wave of energy that is beginning to bring us a little closer together. By joining individual voices we learn form each other and what was once a tiny voice becomes a giant voice. The time for loving kindness is here, we can choose to keep destroying the precious gift or we can make real and simple changes that will give hope to the new generations, and all life on Earth.

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Precious Moments on Earth

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Life on the Prairie 

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That time I painted at a festival and I simply disappeared. 

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Recycled Art series, using materials over and over again. 

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Ready to be mounted 

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DaliBasquiat Recycled Series no. 123

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caught in the maze

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citylife

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one step at a time 

‘Humans and Art are like bees to pollen’ ❤️ took place MAY 11 at the Junction YYC 628 8 Ave SW @junctionyyc 💚 which shed light on some very talented Calgary and Alberta folk including

Shanise Ford @humans_and_art
Suzanne Piechotta
Alexandra Jaco @musicization
Dean Miller (incredible painter artist human featured at the end of the minimo) @deanmillerart  @bluvelvetti  @colville_troy. @dawsonbrown.sickbassbro @gkpainting @mahalones @plasticheartsurgery@saga_of_the_frog

to name a few and representing a new wave of talented art folk from the underground and up.

The Junction YYC Humans and Art Lounge Space open for the next few months for viewing which I highly recommend to Calgarians and visitors alike. If you want to see true Canadian art and fresh perspectives on what it means to be human than do yourself a favour and get down and check out the art before this wave passes.

located 628  8 Ave. SW

The Junction YYC link

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the mind is similar to a crystal, it has many facets 

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The Blue Medicine Tara dedicated to @gretathunberg in her courageous and necessary stand for a better world and brighter future ❤️


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a poem and some pictures from a recent artshow

Lost in the sorrow of a

Reality 

shattered into a million pieces 

while wondering these city sidewalks

that sparkle under the purple rain.

 (a rainy day deep in contemplation poem)
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‘deep in contemplation’

  

‘Purple Rain’ Prince tribute painting by hälts

  

hälts recently took part in an artshow with the talented Kim Parrent (monochromatic oil painting marvelousness) and Ian Groll Polaroid magica

  

the skull by hälts hanging out famously with some famous company , portraits by Kim Parrent

  

some wonderful reminders of a rather rich cinematic Past by Kim Parrent on Instagram as alligetisstatic

  

hälts art on the back wall and easel, Kim Parrent to the left, Ian Groll to the right.

  

while out walking I ran into this useful youthful reminder, ‘let the imagination run wild. ‘

 

#purplerain #Mahaloness #hältsART #walking #sorrowandpain #sadness #citylife #spirit #poem #change #contemplation


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so many things

So many things:

to write

to say

to give

to share

to do…

 

breathe

do what you can and be okay with that, than do some more.

 

And now a quote by Alejandro Jodorosky (if you are unfamiliar look him up, I recommend watching his film, ‘El Topo’ but than again it is your adventure),

‘Once the arrow is launched, one cannot make it return to the bow.’

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The experience is impermanent, the journey continues, the soldier marches forth, the artist makes another mark, the barber shapes another dome, the dog barks for another bone. The journey continues, the beat is followed by one more beat, than another, than another. The man who has a stroke, a seizure, a heart attack, an aneurysm, a man who loses his wife to cancer and the man who is diagnosed with brain cancer continues to get up and take on the world, even if it is weird. The struggle is real, the struggle is an illusion, the struggle is a struggle when it is real. The journey continues, the parents get old in front of your eyes, the sisters, the brothers, the ones you love get older and some of them get sick or may fall and break a bone, life is real, even though it is an illusion, so many questions, so many answers, binary opposition keeps the machine running fine. Eat meat, eat veggies, eat shit, eat whatever it takes to keep you alive, even though it is possible what you eat can help you not live so long. The irony of life is death, and beyond death we just don’t know until that time comes when you find yourself knocking at Heavens door.

And now fotos of work and moments in time of this artist leading up to a new art show called “<3” in Calgary on display at Essentia Mattress store, located 1113 Kensington Rd N.W. and runs all of February with an artist opening on the 14th of February, 2016 between 2-4 pm. All  are welcome, so come on down and celebrate this wonderful thing we call art, free naps available as it is a mattress shop, and they happen to sell really nice organic mattresses that take sleeping and dreaming to a whole other level.