Emma Howell

11AM On A Saturday


An original painting from the four year wild fire collection.

Acrylic and pencil on paper, 15″ x 22″, 2020.


In Oberfranken, everything is green – a radical, otherworldly green that changes as the day goes on. It’s an ancient energy there, with mountains and trees and many hidden tributes to old pagan rituals and medieval history. My host family lived far away from the town of 50k people. We lived at the top of the hill and you could look down and see the entire town, and there were bike lanes and hiking trails all around to get you to the other villages. 

I went on a run at 11am on a Saturday. There was a light breeze, it was sunny, and it just seemed like golden light would last forever. I’m more partial to silver light personally, but that day it made the trees and the grass look like they were tipped with gold.

I wanted to sprint back screaming that “IM DYING, IM TOO YOUNG, HELP ME PLEASE”, but I barely knew german and didn’t know anyone in town. My hands kept itching, and so were my feet. My skin was starting to turn red and I could see a few red spots— the start of hives, which would eventually grow larger and larger until it blocked my windpipe – I mean, if my windpipe wasn’t already blocked from any other symptom.


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SKU: EH2020-111 Category: