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

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

“I feel the human gatherings of the previous couple of a long time has remaining me stargazing and ocean wandering as a survival technique. I just cannot only make artwork about a dying globe, about a dying society, when there is however so a great deal secret and awe inspiring attractiveness to experience all around us. My enchantment with ocean and star themes is enormously motivated by my surroundings. I are living 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean in California, and for the duration of the Pandemic I would acquire weekly ocean hikes with my mom, who life in a property overlooking the ocean that my grandfather crafted.  It became a resource of fantastic ease and 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 quiet individuals by means of difficult times.

For my solo present, “Nereids of Mare Medusae”, I was considering of the ocean and of the stars, and then, of training course, about oceans on other stars. I commenced to consider the oceans on other planets, as I remembered that Europa and Enceladus, (moons of Saturn and Jupiter) the two have oceans inside the moon, surrounded by a thick crust of ice. I seemed to see if these oceans had names, but I couldn’t come across any. I decided to name the ocean within Enceladus, one particular of Saturns’ moons. I named it Mare Medusae, not following Medusa, but immediately after the lovely jellyfish drawings of Ernst Haeckel, who named the most beautiful jellyfish he encountered after his dead spouse Anna. The Nereids are Greek ocean spirits, but unlike the Sirens, they are benevolent in character. The Nereids are not just fairly to look at although, they are hectic undertaking things in that ocean within that moon orbiting Saturn. Probably they make magical devices and natural equipment produced of shells and serpents, building a psychedelic universe with benevolent new music vibrations.” – Camille Rose Garcia