Sculpting in La Jolla


Dear Neighbours,

My name is Nicolas Camino, I`m an artist from Madrid, Spain, currently living in La Jolla with my wife and my three kids.

If you found a metal fish in your garden or near your house and you liked it,  it is my pleasure that you keep it.

I`ve been working on a new sculpture from the series I started in my studio in Madrid called: Collective Consciousness.

This work is a reflexion about human capacity to connect impulses and evolve from there. (see previous post)

I would like to share with those who have been my neighbours in the last months this sculpture and invite you for a drink at home and see it, on one of these 2 dates: (3pm to 7pm) thursday July 13th to saturday july 15th.

The address is: 530 Genter Street, La Jolla.

Thank you for sharing your city and your waves!

Best to all.

Nicolas Camino (858 242 2554) // instagram: @nicolasgcamino //



Collective Consciousness

In nature, both in air and in water, there are recurring phenomena that could teach us human beings many things about ourselves.

Huge flocks of birds and butterflies, and huge quantities of fish from different families unite into one sole entity. They all move as one to the sound of the will of thousands, and viceversa. In this way they drive away the ogres, and share their warmth with their kind.

But who leads this dance? Several teams of scientists have studied this for years, and although they pose some seemingly plausible hypotheses, all of these scholars agree that f as far as they know for the time being, they understand nothing about it. Yet one thing seems clear: There is a leader, and that leader is made up of the entire group. It seems that there is a collective consciousness, a movement in unison, a rhythmic chant that does not miss a note, which surprises everyone, and  that becomes more and more beautiful the more individuals join the choir.

This is just the phenomenon that I want to address with these sculptures. I simply try to reproduce these groups, joining the fish, the birds or the butterflies one by one, as if  reciting a mantra, as if by repeating a single gesture many times over, the truth might appear all of a sudden and show us something.

Nicolas Camino