Painting 2022, A Dream of Wild Spaces: Women and Nature Thriving

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Swans and Women, acrylic on canvas, 43 by 52 in. Emilia Kallock, 2022
Dream of Wild Spaces, Women and Nature Thriving, acrylic on canvas, 52 by 39 in. Emilia Kallock, 2022

The swans will soon fly off, their migration-I still see them in the nearby fields. A dreamscape emerges, all the existing open spaces where the swans ūü¶Ę winter in the Stillaguamish and Skagit Valley¬†#deltas¬†are fiercely and creatively preserved, and then people learn about the other animals- the creatures that rightfully cohabitate this land – a simbi√≥tica: a mutual appreciation begins, a peaceful nature, where the air is filled with the non-motorized stuff poets can now write about- women and children can sleep peacefully‚Ķ.dream, reality, the animals and their homes can be okay‚Ķ Basquiat and Chagall stayed with me during this piece-thank you all policymakers and landowners who prioritize wildlife amidst development—–what if— a park as big as Yellowstone…