“I assume the human situations of the past few a long time has left me stargazing and ocean wandering as a survival technique. I can not only make artwork about a dying earth, about a dying culture, when there is still so much mystery and awe inspiring beauty to knowledge all all over us. My enchantment with ocean and star themes is enormously influenced by my setting. I stay 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean in California, and throughout the Pandemic I would acquire weekly ocean hikes with my mother, who lives in a dwelling overlooking the ocean that my grandfather constructed. It became a supply of excellent comfort and solace to be at the ocean selecting up shells and unusual pieces of driftwood, and I wondered about its electric power to enchant and relaxed humans as a result of difficult instances.
For my solo display, “Nereids of Mare Medusae”, I was pondering of the ocean and of the stars, and then, of program, about oceans on other stars. I started out to imagine the oceans on other planets, as I remembered that Europa and Enceladus, (moons of Saturn and Jupiter) each have oceans inside the moon, surrounded by a thick crust of ice. I appeared to see if these oceans experienced names, but I couldn’t obtain any. I determined to identify the ocean within Enceladus, one particular of Saturns’ moons. I named it Mare Medusae, not just after Medusa, but after the lovely jellyfish drawings of Ernst Haeckel, who named the most stunning jellyfish he encountered just after his useless spouse Anna. The Nereids are Greek ocean spirits, but contrary to the Sirens, they are benevolent in nature. The Nereids aren’t just very to search at nevertheless, they are active executing stuff in that ocean inside that moon orbiting Saturn. Probably they develop magical devices and organic and natural equipment made of shells and serpents, generating a psychedelic universe with benevolent tunes vibrations.” – Camille Rose Garcia