THERE EXISTS A WANDERING CLAN WHO CIRCLES THE WORLD, CHASING STORMS, TRACKING WEATHER PATTERNS AND HOPPING FLIGHTS TO DIFFERENT COASTS. THE CLAN IS COMPRISED OF NOMADS ON THE HUNT FOR THE IDEAL WAVE. BUT IN THE SEA, AS ON LAND, PERFECTION IS AS SUBJECTIVE AS IT IS FLEETING. THE MYTHICAL RIDE IS EPHEMERAL – AND THE EVER-UNDULATING OCEAN SERVES UP SURPRISES AT EVERY TURN, EXPOSING ITS RELIABLE RESTLESSNESS AND EARTHLY OMNIPOTENCE.
It is this eternal fluidity and strength that inspires Eskayel, Shanan Campanaro’s line of textiles. A member of the aforementioned clan, avid surfer Shanan translates the colors she encounters in the ocean, sunset and wildlife into watercolor-like patterns that adorn wallpapers, rugs, pillows and bedding. Creations that both capture nature and champion it; each carries a message of sustainability and responsibility, defining characteristics of Shanan’s production and business practices.
Eskayel is taking part in Love or Nothing, a pop-up event of women artists curated by Skye Parrott and Pamela Love. It is on display from February 12 - April 1 at Wilder in Nashville, and is shoppable online.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD GIVE YOUR 16-YEAR-OLD SELF?
I would just tell me that it was going to get a whole lot better in the future, so hang in there.
WHAT DO YOU WISH WE TALKED ABOUT MORE?
Protecting the Earth and our natural enviornments.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING THE AGE YOU ARE NOW?
I like the confidence level increase you gain as you get older.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WORK?
WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD MAKE?
A PERFECT PICTURE
AN IMAGE YOU HAVE UP IN YOUR STUDIO
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
WHAT JOB WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IF NOT THE ONE YOU DO NOW?
Nature photographer, or a travel writer.
WHO OUTSIDE OF YOUR INDUSTRY INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
A SONG FOR WORKING
A SONG FOR PLAYING
YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD PICTURE
THE MOST PRECIOUS THING YOU HAVE
A PICTURE YOU WOULD FRAME
The view from our land in Nicaragua
YOUR FAVORITE CALIFORNIA SONG
A SONG TO SURF TO
A PERFECT WAVE
WHAT IS THE BEST RISK YOU'VE EVER TAKEN?
Running up my credit cards to keep Eskayel going at the beginning.
WHAT IS THE WORST RISK YOU'VE EVER TAKEN?
Something to do with a boy.
A PHOTOGRAPH YOU WISH YOU'D TAKEN
A LOVE SONG
A SCENE THAT DESCRIBES YOUR PROCESS