Mahaloness

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


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drala in BC

 Although the sun is always in the sky, what is it that causes you to look up and see that it is there? Although magic is always available, what allows you to discover it? The basic definition of drala is “energy beyond aggression.” The only way to contact that energy is to experience a gentle state of being in yourself. -‘Shambhala. The Sacred Path of the Warrior’ by Chögyam Trungpa

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For the past little while hälts has been soaking up some BC magica, taking in as much as is humanly possbile while giving back to his elders, building a safe and sturdy path so they may move easily and confortably. The artistic flow enters new territory, gaining a new appreciation of the work of stone masons. Similar to painting, the act of mark making takes on 3-D form, brick to brick, stone to stone,  one step closer to final composition. There is a sense of fulfillment and happiness in this work, it will be interesting to see how this influences hälts artistic practice as he continues along the artists path.

The artist path, literally.

  

The inspector checking the pathway workmanship on a hot and sunny day.

  

Working in the yard making a path and one cannot but help be entralled by the sacred geometry.

  

Breaks by the lake put life to persecptive as BC soaks into my soul, or isnit th either way around, gratitude all around.

  

As the moon crosses sky so too does deer cross the Earth, as above so below.

  

The ‘wolfman’ painting by hälts including feathers, birch bark and acrylic paint. This painting portrays the effects of spending quality time in BC.

  

‘dancer on the lake’ a hybrid art by hälts, the first version of this series was projected in Louvre in Paris last summer, this a reminder that a small gesture can really go a long long way.

  

flower child at heart.

  

‘flower of another dimension’

 


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tapping source

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when you are ‘in it’ reality loses it’s bite

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Doing the dance, trance artist dance that is, which puts me into an altered state, no different than my ancestor artists  50 000 years ago making their marks in a cave, or a Bushman in South Africa 200 years ago dancing around a fire for hours and hours to the point of utter exhaustion, tapping into the same source. foto: Walt Flemming, champion effort my friend

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Working the William Blake hours 9pm-5am, what a journey, so quiet, so peaceful, yet the creative force strong and omnipresent. foto: Walt Flemming

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The only thing that holds us back is fear, fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of the night, fear of letting the self be itself. This is possible to overcome by trusting oneself while doing it, being it, and seeing it through. 

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an altered foto of the ‘Creator’ mural, tapping source. 

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post sesshin portrait, as above so below

…and now a special mini motion picture show with sound courtesy halts, this is a stop animation of a watercolour paying homage to one of my favourite artists, Salvador Dali.

And finally…

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is completely thrilled to share with you my Mahaloness (halts ART) collection on VIDA!
What is this?

This collection represents a variety of vibrant artwork that will compliment those good vibes you know you are.  I’m really proud today to share this work with you, it is a new direction for my art as it joins forces with the world of conscious fashion.
I’m really excited to collaborate with VIDA for this collection. VIDA is a new kind of fashion ecommerce company that connects artists like me all over the world with producers to bring our work to life. For every product sold, VIDA hopes to provide the gift of literacy to the makers they work with, this is a beautiful action in motion and Mahaloness honoured to help make this happen!

Below are some of my favourite items from this collection. …
VISIT MY COLLECTION AT: click here to view my VIDA collection
Thank you,
Shane

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here is a couple samples from my VIDA collection<3

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BeBuddha

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INbetween


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Creator

Began a new project just recently, a mural installation called “Creator’ based on a vision that sparked my imagination. The process is a lot of work, a lot of hustle and bustle, late nights, mixing paints, drawing, cleaning, running, music, drink water, look, step back, never look back, eat, drink, spray, brush, clean, sleep when the legs turn to jello…just one more session, okay and maybe another. This is the thing that makes me happy, I put a lot of care an attention into my murals, some take 3 months to do, some a day or two, it just all depends on mood, constitution, atmosphere, nerve, intuition, flow, and juice. When these elements are aligned it is magic in its purest form, and so far this project is all of the above. It is dedicated to a friend named Scotty who moved onto the next life and whose words of encouragement helped me to carry on, Eddie and Clyde Aikau (so inspiring), all other surfers and ocean lovers, and to people of Earth, as we all are here because Creator, who ever that is to you, made this existence and this planet, and the Cosmos and what a tremendous gift it is to be able to be a part of it all. Many thanks to New Age Calgary, Rebecca, Nicole, my family, Yvan, John, Guy, Mark, Leigh (who lent a projector, very cool and fun), Sunnyside Art Supply, the Roasterie, Sunnyside Market and all the folks who have contributed in one way or another, couldn’t do it without your help, love, food, coffee, smile, hug, laugh, thumbs up, and positivity. More coming soon my friends, if there is any questions or comments please let me know and I will do my best to get back to you. Until than I have a few more sessions on this beauty, and I am excited to say that I am making a movie which I will hopefully be completed sometime in March, I will post more on that soon. I leave you with some pictures and a few more words.

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Keep working on your dream, if you have been thinking about it for sometime it is never too late, it is there waiting for you to begin at any moment. You will not be sorry you did.