human figure, northwest art, painting
Waking, acrylic and glitter on canvas, 84 by 72 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

He Started To Wake Up and Began Respecting Nature After Thousands of Years Asleep, acrylic and glitter on canvas, 84 by 72 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

For the protagonist in this piece I worked from photographs I snapped of my friend Steve, 65, in dramatic poses so that I could narrate the fairly straightforward title:  “He Started To Wake Up and Began Respecting Nature After Thousands of Years Asleep..” 7 ft by 6 ft. acrylic and glitter on canvas.  For me, this painting helps navigate current thoughts on environment and society that can at times be very overwhelming, tragic and debilitating: offering up direction in the fray.