Mahaloness

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


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Life on Earth

Gaia Theory was the impetus for the mural you see below. I was also inspired by ancient mythology received through literature, art, and through storytellers I have met while travelling. I chose this wall because it felt right. The business that occupied the store was a community hub of sorts, with many walks of life entering through it’s door.  The irony of the mural was that it was destroyed as a new building replaced the old. I thought this to be a symbol of how we treat Earth, as a disposable item created for our own pleasures, destroy and ‘don’t worry we’ll build a new one’ mentality. Have we become so completely self absorbed, unaware, and ignorant to the very thing that provides life? I know this to be untrue for myself and there are many folk on this planet who do give a damn, and bless their beautiful souls. And bless the souls who don’t care, they perhaps need it the most. We live together on this tiny planet hurtling through infinite space…perhaps we will meet up with a new life form that will show us an alternative way to live…or perhaps James Lovelock is right, AI and cyborgs will take over leaving us more or less pets in zoo.  On the up side we get to see what animals have known since humans decided to try to dominate Earth…maybe this the remedy we all need.

The Gaia theory was developed in the late 1960’s by Dr. James Lovelock, a British Scientist and inventor. I am not going to go into specifics here as I think if one is interested they do their own research and make their own conclusions.

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Life on Earth

 

Summer Nights

Oh these spirited Summer Nights

so much delight

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Summer Night

 

Art of hälts…..

‘true self’ 💧this painting is about rising above the veil, high above your personhood, revealing the truth that sets you free 💙 I don’t know everything and that’s alright, I search for meaning in this life through painting, along the way I find some peace of mind, with a heart of gold, slightly tarnished, it’s alright, I am well on my way to the great reveal, God knows what this human does. (Painting: ‘mawyucan’ the whirlwind place mixed media on canvas soon to be painted over)

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A recent watercolor in hybrid art format that again plays on the Gaia theory theme and ancient mythology.

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I went for a paddle to see my eagle friend, watching them grow up into adults is such a treat! I can’t help but think we have a respect for one another, and when it gets windy and I fly on my windsurfer across the lake, its not uncommon for this big buddy to say hello, and. then fly off riding the breeze.

‘hälts went for a paddle’ 🌲 hälts SUP minimotion with eagle and a soundscape called ‘hello old friend’ 😐 warning this video may be a little disorientating, and really SUP’ping is a zigzag process, so its true to the experience, which is what a documentary is in my books.

 

when we truly forgive, we are free.


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undulations and a mural called ‘Creator’

Life really does come in undulations, sometims it peaks, sometimes you fly over the falls, sometimes you go deep, and than cycle back to the top.

 

🌀Following a couple days of rest I can begin to plan my next and more than likely last couple sesshins on my latest mural ‘Creator’ which features the 3 jewels of art: consciousness, energy, and the gift of Life. A string of experiences led to this vision, it was sitting in my minds eye for quite sometime and once I found the right wall similar to a waterfall it flowed out of my head beautifully. I always leave room for whimsy, for a mural is a dance, as Cuban friend and muralist once told me, what a gem of wisdom because murals are a lot of work, but when you turn it into a dance it seems you can go on what feels like forever, time falls away, deadlines fall away, pressure falls away, it is just pure creative zealous and a drive thay makes it happen,  along with a few good friends stopping by with music and curisosity, a mice warm hot keal for a special soeone on between sesshins, and people passing by on the street who take the time to send a positive message, that keeps me going too. More to come soon my friends, I am just putting together a timelapse video, that I think is goong to be a lot of fun. Thank you for check it this out. Mahaloness.

 

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Link to my RageOn! store where you can purchase your very own Mahaloness hältsART All-over printed wearables and other useful items for this Lifetime. Made in limited batch runs so to keep it extra special.


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seigan (vow)

…that we treat things with care, devote ourselves to our work, love those we encounter, and take concern for society, never for greed or fame. -Kosho Uchiyama Reshi

As we move into a new cycle it seems fitting to renew a vow with this world I inhabit. The challenges faced up to this moment have provided me with wisdom which I will draw from as I continue along this journey. As I return to my artistic path, I acknowledge the many wonderful people out there in the world who have supported me in a variety of ways, along the way. I pay my respects to those individuals and communities who presently do the good work, as well as giving gratitude to those who have done the work before me, here and elsewhere.

I pledge to pay it forward.

inspired musica: here is a some links to a few audio architect/artists who inspire me. Beatfarmer, a close friend and one of my favorite west coast Canadian producers(beatfarmer on soundcloud link (click here) )and also friend and music producer, Blue Lunar Monkey (Soundcloud link (click here)) and lately Alastair Kelly’s ‘Let Your Light Glow’ podcast featured on Headphone Commute (Let Your Light Glow link, click here)
super gracias

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(featured hälts artworks: ‘white tara’, ‘energia’ and ‘mujō’, also white tara night foto ed.)

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bald eagle medicine

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secret garden

My mom is a real green thumb and since I can remember she has always had a garden. I have come to appreciate her gardens over the years, more and more, and which she cares for dearly. It is to me a thing of beauty and she inspires me to also continue to work hard on my thing, visual gardening.

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Molly’s secret garden, always magical.

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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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no matter

No matter what the economy says
No matter what the taxes are
No matter what disease we cure
No matter what the herbalist speak
No matter what the disgruntled worker says
No matter how many satellites we send
No matter how much technology we bring
No matter how loud a bullet is
No matter what the war may be
No matter what the division is
No matter what
It doesn’t matter
If we lose this.

dedicated to Lady Pacifica, Mother Earth, and for all of its inhabitants, no matter the classification.

fotoMahaloness -what is the world going to look like in 5,10, 20 years? Think about this and than

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Stewardship digi idea
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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.


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three

There are three things in the first fotoMahaloness section that I love: painting, windsurfing, and my parents home, Molly’s Garden, nestled in the Windermere Valley B.C., Canada. A real gem of a place, blessed. The hummingbirds speak to one another here, the bees hug flowers collecting the pollen, and in the sky above osprey dive bomb down into the lake in a show of power and grace. It is so quiet, peaceful, calming. Mother Earth’s display observed as one.
fotoMahaloness – Molly’s Garden desert paint sesshin, painting in progress, shaping a desert landscape, a unique way of thinking.

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More fotoMahaloness right after these messages….
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