Camille Rose Garcia’s “Nereids of Mare Medusae.”…

At the moment on view at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington is artist Camille Rose Garcia’s solo exhibition, “Nereids of Mare Medusae.”

“I consider the human occasions of the previous several several years has still left me stargazing and ocean wandering as a survival approach. I just cannot only make artwork about a dying globe, about a dying culture, when there is nevertheless so substantially mystery and awe inspiring attractiveness to knowledge all all around us. My enchantment with ocean and star themes is greatly motivated by my setting. I reside 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean in California, and through the Pandemic I would just take weekly ocean hikes with my mother, who lives in a dwelling overlooking the ocean that my grandfather developed.  It grew to become a source of great ease and comfort and solace  to be at the ocean finding up shells and odd items of driftwood, and I wondered about its energy to enchant and serene humans by means of tough times.

For my solo present, “Nereids of Mare Medusae”, I was contemplating of the ocean and of the stars, and then, of system, about oceans on other stars. I started to envision the oceans on other planets, as I remembered that Europa and Enceladus, (moons of Saturn and Jupiter) both have oceans within the moon, surrounded by a thick crust of ice. I seemed to see if these oceans experienced names, but I could not find any. I made a decision to identify the ocean inside Enceladus, 1 of Saturns’ moons. I named it Mare Medusae, not just after Medusa, but after the stunning jellyfish drawings of Ernst Haeckel, who named the most lovely jellyfish he encountered just after his lifeless spouse Anna. The Nereids are Greek ocean spirits, but as opposed to the Sirens, they are benevolent in character. The Nereids aren’t just very to appear at however, they are busy accomplishing stuff in that ocean within that moon orbiting Saturn. Potentially they establish magical instruments and natural and organic machines created of shells and serpents, making a psychedelic universe with benevolent tunes vibrations.” – Camille Rose Garcia

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