Mahaloness

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


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Solitude 

I have heard the desert is a place of stillness. It is somewhere one can go to find solitude, and once there even loneliness fades away as memories lose their reference. Here the imagination can be whatever it wants to be, unhinged, it floods the desert with a magical whim. Perhaps this is why I am a painter, the need for solitude and stillness.

When I sit and paint it is a requiem, an act of rememberance to honour those who painted before me, the brave souls who sacrificed all sorts of life comforts, guided only by their voice, their craft, their art. When I paint I am in a place of stillness, peace, and contemplation. In this place I can breathe how I want to breathe, which is slow, and long. Sometimes it takes a whole day to find that zone and by night I go for as long as I can before exhaustion sets in. There are days when I don’t want to work and it can be a fight to work through it. As soon as my hands get to work the idea of not working fades away into oblivion. Everyone has their way of doing things, and I suppose I am no different. My art has been my own invention, albeit I have borrowed and taught myself techniques that are far from new. I have managed to put them together uniquely in my own way. Painting is an experience, a process, some trials, some errors, frustration, anguish, joy, peace, zen, and without a doubt there will more paint required. One can learn techniques and process, however the subject of the art and what I’d call the fuel is something one has to discover for themselves. I have discovered that art is a bridge, so whether or not I am making a surreal painting, or I am making something realistic, my focus is in how to establish a connection with the viewer. I am not entirely sure whether these insights interest you or not, I am not the best at talking about myself.

 I do find it fascinating that I am in the eyes of science very close to being a chimpanzee, a matter of a few different strands in my DNA, isn’t that something, and yet I am also close to something beyond the physical world that which I cannot see, yet sense and feel as being everywhere, omnipresent, and sacred. I honour the sacred in every painting sesshin, that is perhaps why I love painting, it is a slow process that makes me aware of subtle rhythms and movements, even though I am in my solitude, I do not feel alone when I am in the zone. 

hälts minimotion 

‘new adventure’ 🚀 hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘chimp love’ featuring my day working on ‘sacred place’ and you know what it went pretty f⚓️🌜king well all said and done, still got some work to do, what’s new.




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stages in process

hälts hybrid art featuring a detail of ‘sacred place’ and painters tape and paper.

zig zags, going back to the beginning…

hälts painting zone, sacred space


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undulations and a mural called ‘Creator’

Life really does come in undulations, sometims it peaks, sometimes you fly over the falls, sometimes you go deep, and than cycle back to the top.

 

🌀Following a couple days of rest I can begin to plan my next and more than likely last couple sesshins on my latest mural ‘Creator’ which features the 3 jewels of art: consciousness, energy, and the gift of Life. A string of experiences led to this vision, it was sitting in my minds eye for quite sometime and once I found the right wall similar to a waterfall it flowed out of my head beautifully. I always leave room for whimsy, for a mural is a dance, as Cuban friend and muralist once told me, what a gem of wisdom because murals are a lot of work, but when you turn it into a dance it seems you can go on what feels like forever, time falls away, deadlines fall away, pressure falls away, it is just pure creative zealous and a drive thay makes it happen,  along with a few good friends stopping by with music and curisosity, a mice warm hot keal for a special soeone on between sesshins, and people passing by on the street who take the time to send a positive message, that keeps me going too. More to come soon my friends, I am just putting together a timelapse video, that I think is goong to be a lot of fun. Thank you for check it this out. Mahaloness.

 

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