Mahaloness

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


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mind travel

This is a friendly reminder to be resourceful and let the imagination run wild.

…and now…

🍍’mind travel’🍍

Brand new miniMOTION picture show featuring the art & sounds of hälts

✒️🎥🎼🌀Mahaloness and halts teamed up to produce this experimental super short called ‘mind travel’ it is the second in an ongoing project where halts combines his 2D art with modern technology and sound, analog to digital, or something along those lines. The images were first drawn in a tiny book and than photographed for stop animation with some post editing. The music is a collection of sounds formed into a soundtrack, these sounds are from the halts archives and produced using Garageband. This is a resourceful imaginative operation at this stage in the game, I am working on new material, more to come, enjoy!

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still from ‘mind travel’

 


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Aloha A’ina Sesshins

In 2012 I travelled to Maui to do some soul searching and connect with the land and sea. I spent much of the time sitting and drawing, channelling the energy of the island and letting my pen translate the feeling I that flowed though my being. Each place I visited grounded me by letting the environment introduce me to the A’ina, which is a Hawaiian word for ‘Earth, land’. Aloha A’ina means love for the land, love of the land. I have always felt that I am a child of the land and have exepreinced this feeling in many places around this precious Earth. The land, sea and air offer lessons to us that can be benefitial to our well being and bring persepctive to the challanges we face in this lifetime. When we shift our thoughts and let Nature mind in we open doors to healing, both for oursleves and the land we are part of.

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Japanese accordion style moleskine doodle, Maui Sesshins c.2012 (aka A’ina Sesshins)

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Aloha A’ina

  • ‘love of the land’


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murals of Mahaloness

Mural making is a different beast, it takes a lot of will and determination to complete them. Without a doubt the effort pays off when you see someones face light up when the mural catches their eye. 

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Cirque du Soleil 

-1 of 5 artists involved with this project

    

 

Willow Ridge community mural   

Hillhurst Hardware c.2010  

  

Bassbus mural c.2011 (3-D mural)       

 Mexico  Dreamtime 

 

art from spirit, mind and heart

 


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mystic mind

The mind is very powerful, it can travel back anf forth, up and down, sideways, and around. The mind can tell you what to do, it can judge, it can observe, it can cure, it can surf, it can demand, it can learn, while its comprehension comperehends, the mind is a metaphor, it is an obstacle, it resists, it is nothing, it is something, the mind minds when you do not respect. 

There is more to mind than what you see, hear, taste, smell, touch, or think it to be, some scientists* think 90% is perception, that leaves a lot of room for interpretation and hence the myth. It is the myth that I find fascinating, and both spiritual and scientific people alike are seeking for answers within it’s mist. The following is a scientist describing the Tuknao people of the Amazin basin, and his observations of the 3rd stage of the intensified trajectory of the human consciousness, otherwise known as full spectrum consciousness, which just so happens to be associated with shamanic practice and ritual. (Although I would use ‘ritual’ loosely, there is always a different dynamic invovled with each ritual, just as their is in an experiment.) 

Here, then, we have an instance in which people take hold of the possibilities of the intensified trajectory- they harness the human brain- and believe thet they drive from their visions insights into an ‘alternative reality’ that, for them, may be more real than the world of daily life. This is a worldwide expereince. indeed, ecstatic expereince is part of all religions- as I have pointed out, people have to accomodate the full spectrum of conssciousness in some way.

*link to a video called ‘Shaman’ Voyage’, although shaman is an invented word, medicine person works well. The medicine worker is an explorer going into the far teaches of the mind that many of us have forgotten, 100 000’s of thousands of years is hard to remember. Healing/Shaman Voyage 

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mystic morning whirlwind 

  


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exchanging gifts

Nature is an exchange between life force, we are a part of it’s weave, it’s ebbs and flows. When the ground shakes we shake, and if you have ever felt this you know what  I mean. Nature time is a calibrator, it reconnects my being to the energy of the planet, other than what the man made structures and technology have to offer. Now this is an interesting point when one asks the question, is not everything in life ‘Nature’? Are we part of a wholistic, or are we seperate and divisive, or as Levi-Strauss would call it, in a state of  ‘binary opposition’; such that we do the things we do in order to mediate between these oppositons, and that this has been going on since we have been here on Earth. Answers to this question will inevitably bring an array of life experience and individuality which I would argue is what David Lewis-Williams* calls ‘full spectrum consciousness’, which is what some think the early versions of homo sapiens were already equipped with. Over time and subsequently 100’s of thousands of years of evolution later, we have come full circle. We currently live in a world with the technolgy and tools that allows us to further seek and draw from this ‘full spectrum of consciouness’, which is rather incredible, and it feels like it has been around forever in yet it is seems so new. Contemporary descriptions of ‘full spectrum consciousness’ come in a variety of labels, and yet to me they all speak of the same thing, and perhaps that is what unites us, and regretably divides us. I wish to continune on this thought thread, perhaps I will meet some new discoveries as I explore the idea of a ‘picture of everything.’ 

*if this resonates with you, you may be interested in ‘The Mind in the Cave’ a book by J. David Lewis-Williams Thames and Hudson, or even better yet go explore and spend time with cave art and rock art. 

**all ideas expressed here at Mahaloness are not necessarily those of the author, they are from the ‘full specturm consciousness’ and are intended for entertaiment purposes only. 


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The world I live in most days is the city. In citylife I am continually inundated by vibrational frequencies that foster a feeling of separation. A city is competitive, man made, hustle and bustle, fearful, fast, judgemental, and ego. Nature is humble, involved, and connected.  Although competition can be found in Nature, it is often found where there is an instability, which seems to be correlated with human related endeavors, animals given no choice in the matter because of our humanness and the hierarchies and divisions we created. – ‘hälts’

   

repatching

  
        

grey area, where human and Nature positively correlate

    

Its easy to get lost in the city, it is a complex weave that appears to go on forever.

 (b&w digiprint from the hälts streetfoto collection)

   Citylife 

Acrylic and ink on Canvas  c.2004