Informal Non Structured Joy Painting

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Informal Non Structured Joy Painting, acrylic and chalk pastel on repurposed Starbucks wallpaper, 54 by 55 in. Emilia Kallock, 2018

Some elements in this painting are: Xingfu, or Happiness in Chinese, a twinflower (known for female reproductive health, named after taxonomist Carl Linnaeus), a snail for taking time, Robot DJ for providing good music, the masked apple from Magritte’s painting, and reishii mushrooms for health and longevity. Non Structured in the desire to introduce themes in an unconscious, automatic, free flow way. Starbucks wallpaper purchased from Skagit Salvage, a 2nd use building supply store in Skagit Valley.

An experiment in love

amor, paintings, portrait, process

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

The Walking Eye

fantasy

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

flowers, human figure, landscape

The Puzzle of Love and the Mysterious Blue Man, acrylic on industrial wallpaper, 47 by 53 in. Collaboration by Emilia Kallock with Verenice, 2018

The Wish Painting, for More Love, Eco-Compassion, Forests, and Flowers

human figure, landscape, northwest art

A large piece, the little heart squiggles are each representative of wonderful wishes and creations, the two figures in receptivity and gracious prayer. A giant nasturtium in the background and giant crystals of all types in the front.

Swan, Music Notes

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Swans and Music Notes Series, Notes from a turn of century voice lesson book- swans have already migrated North. A flower in the background.

Protection

sketches

Flower: shade forest flower, arms painted with watercolor and charcoal taken from old growth cedar tree stump -remained from clearings 100 years ago

Gratitude

flowers, human figure, nature

Gratitude, acrylic on canvas, 63 by 56 in. Emilia Kallock, 2018

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.”

Jacob Wresting With The Angel, 28 by 36 in. oil on canvas, Paul Gauguin, 1888

 

 

Untitled (Norwegian Gargoyles)

human figure, landscape

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

Happy Birthday

Americana, amor, animals, painting

Happy Birthday!, acrylic on canvas, 62 by 50 in. Emilia Kallock, 2018

I drew from various points of inspiration for this piece, starting with it being the year of the dog on the Chinese Zodiac.  The dog is red, like Clifford, the big red dog from school storybooks, and adapted to look like a Labradoodle, which I’ve sometimes considered as my totem animal. Dogs in general to me are creatures of play and protection, and I like them because they demand fun if you want to make them happy and are loyal companions.  Mixed in its fur are Japanese paper cranes and flowers symbolizing peace.  There’s rain in the background because I live in the Pacific Northwest of the North American continent, where it rains a lot.

I saw her on the metro, and other romantic musings-

amor, sketches

On the way to Incheon airport on the Seoul metro, I only caught a glimpse of her face, as it had been mostly buried in a book.  Her clothes and suitcases were earthier in style than the de facto black jackets and white sneakers that most everyone else was wearing.  Her luggage seemed heavy but she moved it effortlessly.  In that moment I fell in love with her, and then the doors opened and we all hustled away in the crowd in different directions.

Young stylish father with two sons on vespa in Hanoi, Lunar New Year 2018

A continuation of the romantic mood.  How should time be spent?

My Scene, (Crear)

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My Scene (Crear) watercolor on paper, 9 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2017