Thursday, April 16, 2009

Artist :: Camile Rose Garcia

"Camille Rose Garcia was born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California and grew up in the generic suburbs of Orange County, visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows with the other dissenchanted youth of that era. Her paintings of creepy cartoon children living in wasteland fairy tales are critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias. Creative influences include Phillip K. Dick, William Burroughs, Henry Darger,Walt Disney, as welll as politically aware bands like The Clash and Dead Kennedys."

I couldnt have thought it, or said it better. That was from her website. which is awesome." go check it.

OH also, doesnt her work remind you of the crazy "other" mom in the stop motion animation CORALINE, which just came out. and which is also AWESOME. I saw it twice in theaters and would be down with seeing it again.