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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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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alter, shrines and a few random bits of awesome

to me there is no argument, commodification of art alters the authenticity of the message.

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-from my tiny studio to Mexico, alters and shrines
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3 magic random bits for your personal enjoyment
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Super Gracias

hälts art painting timelapse video experience on Vimeo, click here por favor

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-Mother Earth magic bus mural art detail, treat her right.

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Lost Art

This post features my most recent art show ‘Lost Art Exhibit’. I have put together a nice collection of new work including: paintings (acrylic and watercolours), fotos, wearable art and drawings. The show is running in Calgary at Essentia Mattress Store showroom until the first week of Septmeber. ‘Lost Art’ refers to the marginalization of art and culture in modern society.
Where: 1113 Kensington Rd. N.W.
Store Hours everyday except Tues. and Wednes. 10-6

Note: if you are in the Calgary area I will be doing an informal artist talk at the end of August, more info on that coming soon.

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Thank you.


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lost touch

I came across this excerpt in Ernst Haeckel’s ‘Art Forms in Nature’ (Prestel Publishing Ltd.) p.17-18 (Olaf Breidbach—Brief Instructions to Viewing Haeckel’s Pictures). It is a question I have in my head all the time, when did we as a species lose contact? Perhaps this is a clue to that question.

By these means Haeckel provided a picture of nature’s entirety, which contemporary physics seemed to lose sight of in it’s formal operations. Contemporary scientists did not strive to gain an overall picture of the world; quite the opposite, they increasingly lost such a view. They were dependent on recording their findings in formulas and on abstraction, which led them to lose sight of the whole of “nature.” A formula is substantiated in and by it’s mathematical and logical soundness. From it, conclusions are drawn, which lead to conclusive experiments. This enables test to be devised, allowing statements to be made on the value of a formula. If their validity is proven, further physical postulates can be constructed by means of logical derivation. However, a physics that functions on is basis has lost it’s direct link to nature.

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this image is dedicated to Mother Earth
To learn more about me and my art go to this link
Thank you and Mahaloness be with you.