Stella Achenbach Identity Goods
CAMILLE is a project I realized during the time I was producing high quality Italian made handbags from 2014 to 2017. For this series I started specifically working with Italian suede leather to be able to hand paint this series with a variety of colors such as polymer leather colors, acrylics as well as oil colors and raw cosmetic grade pigments. I fixed everything with a a layer of Empires Dirt Blocker.
The Inspiration for this project was Claude Monet's muse, lover and later on wife Camille (Doncieux) Monet. When I read her story I was surprised of the strength she displayed during her time in solitude because her family forbid the relationship between Camille and Claude. Both of them did everything they could to stay together even though it meant sometimes not to be close at all.