Fusion Studio Space series takes you into the studios of some of the most creative people working in the U.S. today, both up-and-coming and established, the inner circle and the outsider, the beautiful and the weird and the weirdly beautiful. Here’s how their creative spaces influence their artistic process.
Camille Rose Garcia’s studio is a study in expectation versus reality. Located in a nondescript office park, you could easily drive by and never guess that, nestled inside an unmarked cube with a garage door, there’s a gorgeous, strange, sublime fairy tale nightmare unfurling to the soundtrack of The Clash.
While we took in her studio — complete with an enormous weeping squid and a Medusa-themed chandelier — we asked Los Angeles-born Camille about her artistic process, the art of balancing commercial work (during our interview, she was busy finishing illustrations for a Cinderella book, and she recently designed a label for Beck’s artists campaign that draws attention to the role of bees in growing and harvesting hops) with passion projects (like an upcoming exhibition that uses motifs from Greek mythology, and a stop-action animated film based on Camille’s original, creepy, hospital-themed story), and what it’s like to have fans literally tattoo your work onto their bodies (she loves it – just make sure to tag her on Instagram when you do).
You can view more of her work on her website.