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

Fremont Solstice Parade, Seattle 

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Paddling to the Fremont solstice parade, documented some beautiful men washing off body paint in the Lake, and drew my dear friend in the canoe and in lovely conversation. 

Men Bathing in Lake Union, Seattle, watercolor on paper, 9 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock

Kolbe with Lake Union, watercolor pencil on paper, 9 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2017

Canoeing in the Rain, Lake Union Seattle, watercolor pencil on paper, 9 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock

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.