Camilla


 

 

 

 

The thrill of the Hunt (March 2020) 

Acrylic sheets, Fishing wire 

15 x 12 cm (each stencil)

Inspired by Boltanski’s Théâtre d’ombres, I wanted to use the puppets as an object to tell a straightforward yet tragic story about poaching and the cruelty that animals go through when hunted by humans. Using pieces made with a  laser cutter, the video shows the story as a hunter skewers down a tiger. The scene will never end as poaching is a repetition of itself.

 

 

No Wings, No Freedom - Camilla

No Wings, No Freedom (November 2019)

Wooden panel, acrylic, wax

60 x 81 cm

This piece describes the effects of oil spills on semi-aquatic avians such as the seagull, who are the ones that are thought of first when one thinks of an oil spill. The consistency of the mix of the acrylic and wax matches that of crude oil that gulls soak up when they come in contact with it. Inspired by the grotesque ink work by the mangaka, Junji ito, pushing the seagull’s distraught emotion with darker values depicts its true nature depicting how most gulls react when they are covered in oil that could harden and kill them.

 

 

In the Defense for Nature - Camilla

In the Defense for Nature (October 2019)

Wire, rubbish

41 x 31 x 30 cm

Continuing on the theme of environmental issues, the sculpture depicts a seal defying a wave made of rubbish. Influenced by the recycled metal sculpture of Lin Evola, The seal and wave were structured with wire that was soldered together. Its form shows how the two sculptures resist one another and emphasize the idea of nature’s battle against pollution. The materials within the sculpture show how rubbish has affected both biotic and abiotic forms of life and has made them turn against each other.

 

 

Pandemic - Camilla

Pandemic (March 2020)

Clay, acrylic, wooden panel (as a base) 

26 x 15 x 27

The most common trophy to receive from an animal is its decapitated head to plaster the walls. For this piece, that is prevalent through the panda, painted with acrylic to show its natural colors accompanied by a wooden board that shows the blood dripping down. Sculpted in clay, the panda’s expression displays the fear and terror that the bear faced before death.

 

 

Addicted Human Skull circa 2019 - Camilla
Addicted Human Skull 2 - Camilla

Addicted Human Skull circa 2019 (February 2019)

Acrylic, found objects (Phone, earbuds, coins, plastic skull & syringe), wood

16 x 16 x 14 cm 

Working with the theme of addiction. Inspiration from Grayson Perry’s Head of a Fallen Giant and Raoul Hausmann’ Mechanical Head work with a skull and sticking objects into it with a head/skull motif. For this project, there were limitations when working on the sculpture, limited colors and use of objects. With the already made skull, I painted it black and stamped letters that formed words relating to addiction, inserted the objects into the skull to fit the preselected objects.

 

 

Tears Cultivated by Blood - Camilla
Thoughtless - Camilla

Thoughtless (February 2020), right

Made on Procreate 

51 x 60 cm

Continuing with the inspiration of Chinese ink paintings, the scene depicts the quick, yet cruel nature of how mankind can eliminate the lives of species that are most endangered. The anonymity of the one who is killing the lying optimizes the human race and their lack of empathy towards creatures who need it the most. The hard, deep lines create a striking feeling as one single, blackened eye stares back at the viewer.

Tears cultivated by blood (January 2020), left 

Chinese ink

151 x 50 cm 

Inspired by traditional Chinese ink paintings, the use of ink articulates stories better than any other medium. In this case, the light and hard lines made by a mix of both Chinese and Indian ink display a tragedy as the corpses of animals show how they are ruthlessly killed for their resources. The trail of blood made by the same mixture of ink connects each animal, as they all share the same fate.

 

 

The Vengeful Dead - Camilla

The Vengeful Dead (May 2019)

Acrylic paint, wood

32 x 36 cm

I was intrigued by the idea of using the skull motif but shifting the theme to something more powerful and relevant. Inspired by Damien Hirst and his animal exhibition as I wanted to incorporate the skeleton and flesh as well as making it the antithesis of what Hirst did and make mine more of an environmental message about poaching endangered species. For this piece, I used wooden panels and painted them with acrylic.

 

 

Thrill of the Hunt - Camilla
Pandemic - Camilla
The Vengeful Dead - Camilla
In the Defense for Nature - Camilla
No Wings, No Freedom - Camilla
Tears Cultivated by Blood - Camilla
Thoughtless - Camilla
Addicted Human Skull circa 2019 - Camilla
Addicted Human Skull 2 - Camilla