Stanwood Camano News Tuesday May 15th 2018
Swans and Music Notes Series, Notes from a turn of century voice lesson book- swans have already migrated North. A flower in the background.
Flower: shade forest flower, arms painted with watercolor and charcoal taken from old growth cedar tree stump -remained from clearings 100 years ago
I finished the classroom sign for my daughter’s first grade class. They named themselves The Eaglets.
I drew inspiration for this piece from Gauguin’s “Jacob Wrestling With The Angel” 1888. Overall, it is an image to serve as a meditation guide beginning with an element of gratitude. Gratitude for trees, flowers, love, the Divine Feminine, the Divine Masculine, dancing, fish (salmon), birds and totem animals (seen behind the human figures). Gauguin stated: “Don’t copy nature too much. Art is an abstraction; derive this abstraction from nature while dreaming before it, and think more of the creation which will result (than of the model). This is the only way of mounting toward God – doing as our Divine Master does, create.”
Untitled (Norwegian Gargoyles), charcoal and acrylic on industrial wallpaper, 68 by 53 in. Emilia Kallock 2017
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The central, dual walking figure in this painting represents someone learning to face deep fears, as represented by the lower figures- all modeled