SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL SKYE PARROTT DOUBLE OR NOTHING

SHANAN CAMPANARO

INTERVIEW

PhotographED IN BROOKLYN
by Skye Parrott

 

 

 

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

 
 
SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL SKYE PARROTT DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 
SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL SKYE PARROTT DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 

 

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.

 

SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL SKYE PARROTT DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 
 
 
SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL SKYE PARROTT DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 
SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL SKYE PARROTT DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

 

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WORK?
Water. 

WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD MAKE?
Waves.

 
SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL SKYE PARROTT DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

 

A PERFECT PICTURE

SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 

AN IMAGE YOU HAVE UP IN YOUR STUDIO

SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 

 

 

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Sylvia Earle.

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?
Paul Nicklen.

 

PERFECT COOL

 
 

 

 

A SONG FOR WORKING

A SONG FOR PLAYING

 

 

YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD PICTURE

SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

 

THE MOST PRECIOUS THING YOU HAVE

SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 

A PICTURE YOU WOULD FRAME
The view from our land in Nicaragua

SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

 

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

SHANAN CAMPANARO ESKAYEL PAUL NICKLEN DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

 

 

SUCCESS

 

FAILURE

 

A LOVE SONG

 

 

A SCENE THAT DESCRIBES YOUR PROCESS

 

WHO ELSE SHOULD WE INTERVIEW?
Leah Dawson.

WHAT SHOULD WE ASK HER?
How to not be scared of the ocean when you don't need to be. 

 


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