austen camille austen camille


I am an artist, writer, builder and arts organizer currently based between Alvin, TX, and a multitude of other locations.

My practice investigates my itinerant state as it relates to land ecology, and is informed by and intertwined with my work as a builder and gardener. I seek new relationships between built and natural environments; each site is encountered slowly and quietly, in all its complexity, in order to create work that is in conversation with its place.

The intersection between construction, land(scape), utility, and people’s desire to both care for and control their spaces is the result of growing up in my family’s hardware store and garden center. Gardens may be more permanent constructions than homes - both are architecture.

Most importantly, I am invested in spaces of quietude and slowness - rarities right now. I seek that space for myself in the process of making, and hope to create it for others in the process of experiencing.