Mahaloness

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


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when unkind, unwind

I spent my days with a woman unkind, it left me gutted and with a heart unkind. I am going to go to Mexico to start again, going to ride them green waves, drink coconut water and take my chances on the big wet plane. -an anonymous surfer/traveller/artist/maybe writer left written on a roll of toilet paper in a baño in Mexico, 2016

 

Life shows up when it wants, and how it wants. The chaos gets intense, hold on. If you can ride it out and stay calm in thee fury, you will make it. Be prepared for anything. The mind being a powerful tool, can also fool, and easily throw you onto another path. That’s ok, it happens to everyone, we all have stories to tell. These events shape our lives, however is it not so that shapes are just an illusion. Peel away the layers of perceived self, and there is a fragile thing called life, here one moment gone the next without your knowing, or controlling. To ridicule another by projecting past mistakes onto them is the antithesis to kindness. The only way to forgive is to let those wounds heal in their own time. The path to kindness is right under your feet, but do be aware of smoke and mirrors. For in the shadows are obstacles that have defeated even the best of human.

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Old stuff….

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a magic bus I painted, here in the halfway mark

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cosmic buddha

Mexico

Mexican Reverie c.2009  In the early days I was drawn to the abstract expressive, it really depends on the environment and is definitely a painting style that requires a proper studio, I left as much paint on the house I rented as I did on canvases

 

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paintings come, paintings go

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wearable art I made from back in the day c.2006, it made it as far as New York City where a few lucky souls own a hälts original. 

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a commercial spray job I did in Mexico c.2017…overdue for a new face

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back when, live art, no sleep, grizzly bear, tutus, and unwavering commitment

Presently…

I have been working on new paintings, experiencing personal transformations, while also take care of my elders.

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then and now, weird

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spiders love the art

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emptiness

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vastness

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the eagle soars

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ice lake mountain

 

No matter what I write here, it will be the truth of that moment, even if I want to hide the things that don’t appear so Mahaloness… everything has its beauty, the good, the bad, the ugly, there is nothing to hide, nothing to feel ashamed of, because at the end of the day I am just like you, human, here to make mistakes, and occasionally  miracles. There is an old saying, countless mistakes makes something beautiful.

 

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BC East Koots winter life, I enjoy being present with Nature as much as possible.

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Current Art including painting WIP’s and also revamping my website…. relaunch in Spring 2020 ❤️💚💛

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Grand Mahaloness

We live on one planet, together, as one, even though there are walls, there are countries, governments, agencies, this and that ‘ism’, we all share this home. We build our future, some look past past and race forward faster than time itself, while others look back and see no forward. Still we are here as one, there is no denying it. At the same time there is loneliness here, there is sadness, sorrow, fighting, anger, frustration, ignorance and there is war. There are powers that attempt to control our home, and torture those who do not go along with it. There are parameters placed on our home, as if it is not our home, as If it is a place where we are not allowed to be. Historically we have mistreated our home, dumping pollutants down our drains, and on a larger scale in our oceans with horrific results. We build power plants in tsunami zones, we extract resources out of our home like pulling teeth and leave gaping holes. We treat our home this way so we can progress, so we can feed our needs, and live in comfort. While all this is happening there are some who live in this home without a home, just able to get by and often times suffer. We are all in it, we all affect it, no matter how big or small a footprint is. When our home is threatened there are some who defend it, who speak up for it, there are some who are stewards, who protect sacred land and ocean so that future generations will be able to also appreciate it. In our home there are magical places that are beacons to the rest of the world, examples of what is possible, while at the same time places that wish it could be. All of this is going on in our world at any given place at any given time. One place there is someone who is meditating and connecting with the land, the ocean, while there is someone who is desecrating it and destroying it without a second glance. It is a complex place, so many layers, so many forces, some working together, some completely disconnected. As our home spins it changes, every spin something new, a balancing act, which makes this author wonder how close the balance really is. This is our home, always changing, growing, and decaying. Our home, planet Earth, Mother Earth. It is my dream that we change in a way that will benefit our home, and us, and every living thing that shares this home. The dream I dream is a shared dream, a Grand Mahaloness, a place where there is abundance and a community of like minded people who want to be the change we want to see, that are doing the good work, sharing ideas and bringing light to our Home without electricity. Mahaloness to Chelsea who expanded Mahaloness to Grand Mahaloness, she is one of a growing many who want to see a world that is peaceful, coexisting in harmony with nature, working together as one, a walless society, with the aid of technology and innovation. The time to act is now, it is time to reach a Grand Mahaloness, so that our home will be a place we all want to be. It is a monumental dream, it is within our reach, it is attainable and sustainable if we work together, if we approach the complexity with love, openness, instead of war and separateness. Step one, be Mahaloness, be thankful and grateful, act lovingly, and raise awareness in whatever way you can. If we close doors and turn our backs on our home and each other, than hope will dissipate. History has given us the recipe for what has come and gone, it is the opinion of this author that the time has come to revise the script. It begins with you and with me, taking action that will set positive waves all around our home.

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