Mahaloness

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


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full circle

when the road bends why go straight. -Gypsy proverb

The highway turns and bends winding it’s way down the coastline like a snake. As I peer out my window the world is a green blur with intermittent colourful streaks and that fine line when abstract turns to form. The mind transforms to this new reality shedding layers of past dust in the guises of guilt and doubt. Drifting in and out I find myself in a field between two worlds, as wheels turn full circle counting off the lives sacrificed to make these roads which this restless soul now travels.

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As this beast carries me along littered plastic bottles, Coca Cola signs and graffiti style painted mural billboards provide evidence of human populous. Occasionally we stop in some small town to drop off and pick up, not quite long enough to stop and eat, always pack food when on a bus. I sense I am making good time, so far the trip has been seamless…mental note, ‘when in Mexico do not get ahead of yourself!’

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Full circle (the Mahaloness Tara)

This painting, which I will refer to as the ‘Mahaloness Tara’, a variation of the White Tara, is on a canvas. It was brought to me by a friend who lost his partner to cancer. Originally this was her canvas, which she had started to paint a mandala and there was poem written on it. I recieved it and decided to honor her journey with an image in the likeness of the Tibetan Tara, a Goddess that represents many things including, healing. About a year before this happened I had met a man named Romio Shrestha, at a visionary conference called Alchemeyez, which took place on the Big Island of Hawaii. Here is a link to Romio’s website for more info on him. His mantra is simple, peace and enlightenment through art. When I met Romio it was synchronicity and his smile was infectious. His work was up at the conference as well, huge Thangkas, intricate and unbelievable details, and when I asked Romio how he managed to get so good, he responded, ‘I am 17 lifetimes old!’ Flash forward back to this painting. Before I came up with the Tara concept, I decided to send Romio a message, the unconventional way, via a thought while in meditation, I felt his presence in the room and than I remember standing up and walking over to the canvas which sat there for three days before I put any paint on it. When I looked at the canvas I saw the face of the Tara, which confirmed what I would paint on the canvas, the Mahaloness Tara was born. It took 3 weeks to complete and than I contacted the young man who had dropped it off, and asked if he would like to see the painting, he did. He came over and I was not sure how he would react, he had literally dropped it off and wanted me to just ‘use the canvas’ and I could sense he did not really want it back, too much pain. When he arrived he saw the painting and immediately began to cry, with a smile, you see he was not sad, instead he was filled with so much joy that he could not contain it. He told me that one of the last things she did was draw a white tara, I smiled and passed it over to him. This is the power of art, it has the power to heal, and is medicine for the heart and soul.

Her poem (which was written on the canvas prior to the Tara being painted):

If you are not afraid of dying then there is nothing you can’t achieve.
If you realize all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold onto.

This painting is now hanging on the young man’s wall.

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link to order your very own Mahaloness Tara (White Tara)
Thank you very much.
This dedicated to anyone who has lost a loved one: friend, family, or lover.
The White Tara mantra has a number of variations, a common one in its Sanskrit form is:
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYUH PUNYA JNANA PUSTIME KURU SVAHA.
– See more at: http://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-buddhism/white-tara.html#sthash.HRRLTOtq.dpuf


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Full circle

I accidentally forgot this piece on the sidewalk in Paia one night, it ended up with a young couple, gypsies, they took car of it until today that is, the young man left it on the street, or so he told me, as it turns out it ended up on the middle of the street, it had been kicked around, run over, and what have you, a friend of mine saw it and returned it to me tonite, no damage, full circle my friends.

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