Mahaloness

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


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barra (a Southern journey cont.)

a poem titled ‘nobody speaks for the self’ (language warning for those sensitive spirits)

I am not the art on a magic bus
I am not the son who under performed
I am not the anger that past enraptures me with
I am not the suffering of a penance I’ve been carrying for years
I am not the human who rapes and pillages this Earth
I am not the asshole who you think I am
I am human
born to make mistakes
and to create
I am the black sheep fleeing the herd
here to be present in this mystical land
to surf the waves the ocean presents
to find my spirit
and to liberate the lies
I am here to experience a simple life
the one I have dreamed of
for most of my life

I am
nobody
in particular
in this place.

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-magic bus art c.2011

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-from jungle to ocean, the layers peel away the closer I get to her.
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Super gracias


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useful uselessness (foto heavy issue)

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a work of heart

‘Bassbus’ also known as Big Hau, Big Ha and Furtherer
c.2011
3-D (with Crayola Kids 3-D glasses) airbrush mural art on 1994 School bus
Dimensions: huge

-the building in Linden where I spent three months more or less working on a dream project, and experiment, make something out of nothing, or so I thought, who knew it would turn into the beast it did, that demanded so much for so long, working long hard periods of time in solitary work flow, experiencing monumental breakthroughs in painting, in process and self, often my only the witness the mice or shop cat, moments that were everything, the stories endless.

IMG_6248.PNG-the cold winds of old man winter regularly screamed outside and no real heat source inside was a bit of trip so a friend offered his van to stay warm, cook food and sleep, a little camp set up inside a buidling, perhaps the farthest thing from nature, it did make working conditions better.

IMG_6247.PNG-another time I will share events that occurred on this project, these were not the run of the mill experiences, this project changed me, it has taken a few years to see it and accept it, which may sound strange and hopefully I can better explain myself when the time is right, for now I wish to share with you these images, some new ones I found buried in the arhives, sorry no time-lapse of this one, the size of the painting bay where I worked in (behind the van in the fotos above) was too small to step back and see the whole bus, one of many challenges I experienced working on this project.

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dedicated tot Julian and Scotty, up in the sky.

hälts online art gallery link, please click here

Super Gracias for this life


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Big Ha

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This is an image of my mural art on a magic bus, it represents Big Ha, fashioned after a Chief in the Siksika Nation (near Cluny Alberta) who knew my grandfather. They shared a mutual respect for one another and enjoyed hunting and trading goods with each other. I never had the chance to meet my grandfather, yet somehow I ended up with his paintbrushes and a palette knife, which I use to this day.

IMG_3176.JPGa painting called ‘the Shaman’, it was painted partially with my Grandfathers palette knife and is a good example of my abstract painting.

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thank you


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Mother Earth

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I do not claim that Mother Earth is human but if she was she would most likely would look like this. (detail of my 3-D bus art, when I painted this section I wanted to convey Mother Earth in a human form, she came out looking pretty intense, which with recent weather activity on Earth seems pretty accurate in my humble opinion.)

Materials: aribrush using Golden fluids and an airbrush medium on schoolbus. c.2011

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