Name: Camilla d’Errico
Ice Cream.-lactose intolerant….but i used to live for tiger!
Book.-Mark Twain’s Collection of Short Stories
Q1. What animal is your spirit guide?
A1.I think its a crow, they’ve always fascinated me.
Q2. What superhero would be your sidekick?
Q3. Bathroom read?
A3.I don’t read in the bathroom…but i always loved those fact books in my friend’s bathroom, i love knowing strange facts.
Q4. Where and When in time would you go?
A4.I’d go see the dinosaurs,probably during the Cretaceous Period because that’s when T-Rex and Triceratops were around and it was its most lush time. I’d give anything to see these reptiles come to life.
Q5. Most Embarrassing Moment?
A5.I’ve had so many…Here’s a great one. I fell on my pie once!I went out of my way to buy this big delicious strawberry rhubarb pie; it was magnificent, the biggest pie ever. I had to take the bus (since I don’t drive), so when the bus pulled into the depot I had to get off, and there I am … the first one at the steps and so excited to get home and begin the gorging. And at the exact moment the doors opened my ankle gave out and like a limp noodle I lost my balance and fell out of the bus with arms flying out in front to break my fall…but what broke my fall was my big pie!! Into the pie I fell, in front of everyone on the (full) bus behind me and the unloading passengers from the entire depot. When I got home I looked at the remains of my smashed up pastry and with tears streaming I ate the whole thing at home….
Q6. Best compliment ever received?
A6.I was at my art opening in Vancouver and a gentleman came up to me with a very surprised looked and said “I wanted to shake your hand, i couldn’t believe this art was done by an Italian/Canadian girl, i was convinced it was the work of a Japanese man!” I worked so hard to develop my style so it would be as authentic manga style as i could and this was the moment when i realized i reached my goal.
Q7. What do you admire in a person?
A7.I admire a person who perseveres.Someone who takes life’s hits and learns and grows from them. There is nothing more amazing to me then a loving, laughing person who doesn’t let the bad and negative parts ruin their lives but instead becomes someone who lives life and goes on no matter what.
Q8. Greatest strength? Greatest Weakness?
A8. My greatest strength, i think its my ambition. It has allowed me to do what i love and push me to my limits and even more. Greatest weakness.. My attention span…sometimes its much like a gerbil’s.
Q9. What 80’s movie would you live in for a day?Who would you be?
A9. The Goonies!I’d be the little Asian boy with all the gadgets – he was so cute and clever.
Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?
Inconsiderate people…or is it loud gum chewing….ahh…can’t stand either equally.
Don’t miss Camilla’s last show in Los Angeles (not indefinite but for a good measure of time) at Thinkspace Gallery, “Vain Remains”.
4210 Santa Monica Blvd. 90029.
The gallery will be open Fri-Sun 12-6!!! And is coming down next week 😦 so support this amazing artist!! Plus free Gelskins I’m sporting my “Yuuta” Camilla skin right now on the very laptop I’m using to write this blog. Oh WOW!!
(And Caia Koopman Gelskins came in too. If free Gelskins aren’t incentive enough then you’re not a real art fan are you…hmm hmm hmm??)
My final note on Camilla d’Errico aside from her talented magna paintings is that she is an artist one can easily fall in love with in person. I think everyone has had an experience when they have met someone they admire and their true persona dashes the idea of the idol; at the end of night walking away with a sack full of disappointment. It is not this way with Camilla, with a heart of gold she is open and excited to talk to all her adoring fans. Of course with a dash of social awkwardness (because really what arty person doesn’t have a bit of social anxiety) I was her wingwomen and she was mine, definitely one of my more favorite nights at Thinkspace.
Check out more of Camilla d’Errico’s work on her website