Mahaloness

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


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fish outta water 

I decided to go on a little journey down to Mexico to visit the foamies and get salty. Foamies if you are wondering are amigos I meet up with and go surfing, swimming, body surfing, any kind of activity really that involves being one with the ocean. The winter was a particularly nasty one in Canada which in part prompted my departure, even though I always have my painting to immerse myself in, cabin fever is a real thing and constant snowfall warnings, bad roads and lowered moods are hard on the constitution. I had been planning this trip for sometime I waited for what I felt was the right time, booked my tickets and off I went. The timing was impeccable.  

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I packed my surfboard, the fish, it has built in fins, and it took me hours to make it happen, than I decided not to bring it, so it goes, next time my little friend I will bring you along. 

Me losing to winter, the shining, cabin fever, estoy loco! 
From my home base to San Francisco, wet, cold, windy, I went red eye style and flights had been cancelled in advance due to weather so I knew I was in for a long per journey than planned. 

Low visibility was the theme. 

At least in SF there was some murals to appreciate, funny one is a painter boy absorbed in his solitude, comepletely in it, being it, yet another sign along the road to life that I am on the right path. 

Mexican mural 💛🌞👌 yet another good sign

Enter Mexico…

Following some delayed flights I make it to Mexico City and I find myself in the Aeromar lounge where I recoup, doodle, and absorb the smells, sights and sounds of Mexico before boarding my next flight to the coast, can you say free food, cerveza and wifi, Si! 


The in between time was fun, I managed to check out a few exhibits in the Mexico airport, rode the sky train, muy fluir! 

Following a healthy pit stop, sandwiches, coffee and some hot snacks I am bound for the coast, right to go, without my luggage, didn’t make my flight, I ask Lady Guadalupe for some help, and will make a report at Puerto Escondido airport. I love flight, it is defiant of gravity, and it brings out my inner geographer as I take in the topography and clouds, as far as the eye can see.   

Somewhere down there someone (probably many) is in the painting frenzy 🌞🔥✊Puerto Escondido PXM brah 

The bird has landed, the idea of flying and all its wonder rubs off, when you know it’s time to get off the plane and step foot on the soil and get comepletely baked by the sun in under a minute, the sun is worshipped here, I surrender. I will be whack with some new pairs for now that’s it my friends thanks for tuning in, more to come, mas, ok, hasta luego, adios, for now….

When I have settled a bit I will begin to share some of the adventure, thoughts and experience, and of course the magic of this place, el lugar, Oaxaca. 
‘big city, little city’ 🌵 hälts hybrid art featuring a drawing inspired by a fly over of Mexico City enroute to Puerto Escondido, and digital foto doc taken near PE 


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slacker 

I have been slacking a bit on these posts on Mahaloness, although I would say it is more a matter of delegating time, which is fleeting so I do what I can and that will have to do. Lately Spring arrived and said ‘hälts, go south’ so I began dreaming up some ideas and am working to make that a reality. While these people that run the world do their thing, hälts is going to get to work which consists of keeping the paint flowing, tapping the imagination, and ensuring the spirit is alive! For now here is a cross section of hälts art from the last little while. 

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Artist tip: Surround yourself with people who get you

hälts watercolour WIPs ”Phoenix rising’ ‘therianthropica’ ‘pineapple express’ leaning against ‘the healer’ brah

hälts travel foto form southern Mexico brah, searching for empty lineups and nice glides with the foamies, soon to reunite

hälts studio in full effect brah

hälts recycled cardboard WIP, in hälts studio there are no walls 🌊 foto: endless beaches, empty waves, makes an artist/surfer happy brah (southern Mexico)


hälts hybrid concept art for abandoned building in southern Mexico, dreaming up ideas is perhaps the most important step in hälts process

hälts drawing, a staple like an Avacado in the morning, just a good idea to put stuff on paper brah

hälts mural ‘creator’ made with pure Aloha and Mahaloness this is my true passion, making art for the people, my fellow human beings brah


and lastly hälts dabbles in the film industry as a grip, it is through diversity that one acquires skills that go right back into the art, the cycle continues



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Mystical Experience

From these eyes do I see a world filled with wonder, beauty and the mystical. From these fingers flows experience and dreams held sacred in hands offered to those who share the path.

 

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-records from the dreamworld


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hälts ART has many faces…

I woke up and it was a new day. -Shumi

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Foam Children mural for Otis, Carl, and Marcy Puerto Escondido c.2014 -the ocean and surfing are great teachers

Earth Buddha Acrylic on Canvas c.2015

Earth Buddha
Acrylic on Canvas
c.2015

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Enter the Mahaloness chamber -studio sesshin, where the magic goes down docufoto with digital art overlay c.2015

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Dali! no.2 Watercolour c.2015 -part of an ongoing series called Painter Paparazzi, hälts ART takes on the celebrities of past and present

A paintamentary inspired by Werner Herzog's documentary, 'Herdsmen of the Sun' Medium: acrylic and aersol on canvas c.2010

A paintamentary inspired by Werner Herzog’s documentary, ‘Herdsmen of the Sun’
Medium: acrylic and aersol on canvas
c.2010


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fragments

I am a fragment of my ancestors 
who saw the veil for what it is
who explored full spectrum consciouness 
without a book or wikipedia. 

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Full Spectrum whirlwind powered fragmented doodles.

 

Conceptulized digi mis en scene by hälts c.2015

  

ink on Moleskine paper digitally fragmented c.2015 (hecho en México)


Express Yourself

studio Mahaloness circa 2006 ‘in the whirlwind’


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tapping into whirlwind power

mawyucan 
‘whirlwind place’- becuase a shaman’s ability to fly was sometimes called ‘whirlwind power’.  

-from David Lewis-Williams, ‘The Mind in the Cave’ p.170 (a must read if you are an artist, or you have a curiosity of human consciousness and its possible origin) 

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Tapping into Whirlwind power often informs my heart work. 

 Whirlwind studio sesh docufoto c.2015


   Mana Maui doodle c.2012 found pen and sea shells on the underside of a reclaimed bamboo floor tile 



 travelling to another place; another dimension



  whirlwind power moleskine ink recollection doodle c.2015



 dream whirlwind, dream mural installation Maui c.2012


Unless we acknowledge the suppression of our darkside we will fail to realize transformation.