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 🦢 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 simbiótica: 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….dream, reality, the animals and their homes can be okay… 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…
Self Portrait with Striped Shirt, Skagit Valley, oil on repurposed kitchen cabinet door, 19 1/2 by 15 1/2 in. Emilia Kallock 2018
Swan studies for upcoming mural.
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:
Watercolor swan sketches, January 2016