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…

Moon Garden

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Moon Garden landscape blueprint, complete with plant selection- Below is a video describing the selections of trees and plants, design theory, inspiration and even a dog that had something to say about the piece.

Swan Paintings Underway 

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I‚Äôm getting Northwest-y on these: All trumpeter swans and tulips, two things I see regularly. Painted on paper grocery bags. I added more 1900 voice lesson music book cut outs: why? Because life is a practice. 

This one is off to its new home in Vietnam.

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Tulips 1, oil on board, 16 by 20 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Tulips 1, oil on board, 16 by 20 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

This painting can hang from either of the four sides- it was painted with the intention of being viewed from the direction chosen by the viewer. Over time I’ve noticed that a percentage of my pieces fit into this category – I’ve added this symbol next to my signature to specify those that can: