Mahaloness

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


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awake

I am fully awake and taking in every ounce of the scenery. The bus weaves it’s way through green country, occasionally opening up to grazing feilds, rivers and lakes. There is a feeling you get when things are new, I have this feeling now. As I head deeper south my identity slowly dissolves away. The bus stops in whats looks to be a small town and I get my first comedor experience. I look to see what’s on the menu, the bus driver helps me out with my choice and says carne! I accept my fate and it is delicious and fully satisfying. The smell here is incredible, a mix of smoke and the food hits me with a one two punch ¡Gusto Oaxaca!

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Following a roadside eating experience I get back on the bus for the final leg of my journey, next stop Puerto Escondido…
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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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-fotos to go with words.

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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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bird’seye

Similar to a bird I find myself flying south, leaving the cold frozen North for some tropical rhythms. It’s been a long time coming, from anticipating the journey all the way to it’s fruition. As I look down to the Earth below my mind slowly unwinds, time to turn off the machine and dive in, excited to be going where I have not been before.

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Speed: 516 mph Alt: 36102 ft somewhere over Mexico, en route to a southern town where green giants pound on ancient shores, shaking the Earth and waking the soul.

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road

sometimes you have to go down that road

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moments of creative bliss while on the road…

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one night moments before going down that road…
20140530-001954.jpg…the after result of going down that road. Location is a large feild, next to the ocean. The building so I am told is an old WW 2 lookout hut which is painted regularly by locals and international artists. It was pitch black that night, new moon, couldn’t see a thing. I do remember very were strange sounds all around me, thankfully the spirit of creativity was looking out for me. Mahaloness.

20140530-002327.jpgI put this one up on an ohana, sometimes I do repeat myself in my art when the message is worth it. Somewhere just off Akoni St. Paia. Mahaloness to Jim.

20140530-003552.jpgthe playful side of my art although I would consider this mural a protective mural keeping away unwanted spirits and negative energy. It is meant to be painted over and hidden in the wall, which it was, art like life is impermanent.

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all murals were completed in a day or in the case of the black wall mural, 2 hours at night, blind folded. These are what I would consider fast murals, working with minimal paint, stencils, and free hand technique.

this instalment of Mahaloness is dedicated to those who walk the path.