Initially this painting began with a lot of yin energy intentions, the portrayal of the girl and young woman with flowers and an essentially soft, floral, and peaceful energy, but the bold colors are more yang. I intend these two attributes balance each other. It is also a painting of hopeful regeneration with the planting of a pine tree sapling and the rope delineation from Shinto shrines (marking a sacred space in nature) and the background of prayer and praise emoji hands.
This new painting revisits my interpretation of romantic love by experimenting with the space of being in love. I was programmed to follow societal, parental and cultural definitions of the way love should progress. If it doesn’t go in this fashion, quick are we to dissect each other in shortcomings and failed expectations, however nuanced they are. When we follow this linearity, it becomes almost second nature to explore feelings of scarcity and inadequacy. With this painting, I’ve decided to flip that entire scenario and create an alternative space to contemplate love. I want to sustain a different consciousness where we can nurture the gift of love in whatever quantity or capacity it appears, without the need to define it. Here, the painting itself becomes a totem to this new approach, and the very act of painting becomes an exercise in pausing, to serve as meditation about all the ways love becomes a contribution. And when we amplify this path, unexpected avenues may appear.
Reception for new painting October 20th, 2018 5-9 pm
The Hideout, 1500 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Tropical Flora in Sunroom
For this interior wall painting, the client wanted a tropical theme on one wall of her Pacific Northwest sunroom. I went with a papaya tree and simple palm fronds to give a feeling of relaxation and luxurious warm weather. She gave me a few ideas and pictures to work from, and as part of the service, I drew up a couple mock up paintings to visualize the scale and dimensions.
Butthole Licking 2 (Detail), watercolor on paper, 8 by 10 in. Emilia Kallock, 2018
Butthole licking 1 (Detail), watercolor on paper, 8 by 10 in. Emilia Kallock, 2018
Two new works to be added to the Eros section, password Pompeii.
It’s been forever since I’ve painted a bull- Beginning of a longhorn among cactus- commissioned painting 24 by 30 in. Oil
Watercolor, acrylic, glitter and 19th century piano sheet music on repurposed old Douglas Fir and Cedar wood blocks. Approximately 3 by 4 in. Each
First of the 2016 One Up Mushroom Paintings sold!
Leading from the heart, and remembering to do so in challenging times. A wish for the health of the forests, and for all animals that they may have access to humane living conditions . Little wish squiggles of other beautiful things. Topaz, olivine, and other precious gems. A friend took pictures of me in recumbent poses for figure guides. A giant nasturtium flower in the background painted with pigment I bought in Vietnam. Tree saplings on either side of the flower, symbolizing hope for the future. I actually watered a bunch of saplings yesterday, so maybe art mimics life or life mimics art-
The Walking Eye, acrylic on industrial wallpaper, 47 by 53 in. Collaboration by Emilia Kallock with Verenice and Max, 2018
The Puzzle of Love and the Mysterious Blue Man, acrylic on industrial wallpaper, 47 by 53 in. Collaboration by Emilia Kallock with Verenice, 2018