Now on watch at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington is artist Camille Rose Garcia’s solo exhibition, “Nereids of Mare Medusae.”
“I assume the human activities of the past couple of many years has left me stargazing and ocean wandering as a survival technique. I cannot only make art about a dying planet, about a dying tradition, when there is nonetheless so a great deal thriller and awe inspiring splendor to knowledge all all over us. My enchantment with ocean and star themes is drastically influenced by my natural environment. I are living 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean in California, and in the course of the Pandemic I would just take weekly ocean hikes with my mother, who lives in a dwelling overlooking the ocean that my grandfather built. It turned a supply of excellent comfort and ease and solace to be at the ocean choosing up shells and bizarre parts of driftwood, and I questioned about its electric power to enchant and tranquil human beings by means of tough periods.
For my solo display, “Nereids of Mare Medusae”, I was imagining of the ocean and of the stars, and then, of study course, about oceans on other stars. I began to visualize the oceans on other planets, as I remembered that Europa and Enceladus, (moons of Saturn and Jupiter) both have oceans inside the moon, surrounded by a thick crust of ice. I seemed to see if these oceans had names, but I could not come across any. I decided to identify the ocean within Enceladus, a single of Saturns’ moons. I named it Mare Medusae, not after Medusa, but just after the beautiful jellyfish drawings of Ernst Haeckel, who named the most lovely jellyfish he encountered soon after his dead wife Anna. The Nereids are Greek ocean spirits, but unlike the Sirens, they are benevolent in mother nature. The Nereids are not just quite to glimpse at while, they are busy executing stuff in that ocean inside that moon orbiting Saturn. Maybe they make magical devices and natural machines created of shells and serpents, developing a psychedelic universe with benevolent new music vibrations.” – Camille Rose Garcia
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