Artist Profile: Camille Clegg

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Artist Profile: Camille Clegg

My passion project, Karmic Value, is a collection of in-person interviews and carefully crafted biographies that highlight the person involved. It is easy for me to see the beauty in people, and I receive joy when displaying their finest attributes. The best part of this project is that the subjects themselves do not realize how impactful their presence actually is. My hope is that by sharing stories about extraordinary everyday people, readers will see a fragment of themselves and feel ignited with purpose, too.

When did you start writing poetry?

I started writing poetry as a teenager and have been writing off-and-on my whole life.

Do you have a routine?

It just hits me. I am a very emotional person. Everything comes in waves. But I am very much a morning person. On Saturday and Sunday mornings after a little cup of coffee is the best time for me to write.

How did you become interested in writing biographies? 

The biographies are a part of a passion project I have been working on for a while. When I connect with people, I have a way of listening and asking questions. Just by listening, I can pull the most beautiful things out of people. 

But it’s really beautiful and great for both people involved. When my friend saw one of the bios I had completed, he started crying. I didn’t make him sound like anything more than himself. I just accurately represented his facts and his reality. I’ve always been interested in the everyday extraordinary people, not celebrities. The people in the grocery store with us.  

Why did you choose to focus on Mike and Kelly for this showcase?

Mike is just amazing. His energy is so good. The way he speaks about what he’s been through. He literally loves life, and was like ‘I just want to start giving my time to people’. 

Kelly has her hands in so many non-profits. She doesn’t want any recognition. She just wants to slip in and help and quietly do her part, which I find very inspiring.

Do you have any creative influences? 

Outside of various writers and artists, the people who speak their truth influence me to write. This is just something I have to do. I am a very private person and I just need something to get out what I’m thinking and feeling. My poetry is about love. It all has to do with either falling in love or the aftermath of love.

What kind of work are you interested in making in the future?

That’s the best part. When I presented my work last month, that was a lot of people to open myself up to. I was so raw and vulnerable. I have no idea what comes next. My online portfolio will be ready very soon and my intent is to conduct interviews and craft bios on a regular basis.

My passion project, Karmic Value, is a collection of in-person interviews and carefully crafted biographies that highlight the person involved. It is easy for me to see the beauty in people, and I receive joy when displaying their finest attributes. The best part of this project is that the subjects themselves do not realize how impactful their presence actually is. My hope is that by sharing stories about extraordinary everyday people, readers will see a fragment of themselves and feel ignited with purpose, too.

When did you start writing poetry?

I started writing poetry as a teenager and have been writing off-and-on my whole life.

Do you have a routine?

It just hits me. I am a very emotional person. Everything comes in waves. But I am very much a morning person. On Saturday and Sunday mornings after a little cup of coffee is the best time for me to write.

How did you become interested in writing biographies? 

The biographies are a part of a passion project I have been working on for a while. When I connect with people, I have a way of listening and asking questions. Just by listening, I can pull the most beautiful things out of people. 

But it’s really beautiful and great for both people involved. When my friend saw one of the bios I had completed, he started crying. I didn’t make him sound like anything more than himself. I just accurately represented his facts and his reality. I’ve always been interested in the everyday extraordinary people, not celebrities. The people in the grocery store with us.  

Why did you choose to focus on Mike and Kelly for this showcase?

Mike is just amazing. His energy is so good. The way he speaks about what he’s been through. He literally loves life, and was like ‘I just want to start giving my time to people’. 

Kelly has her hands in so many non-profits. She doesn’t want any recognition. She just wants to slip in and help and quietly do her part, which I find very inspiring.

Do you have any creative influences? 

Outside of various writers and artists, the people who speak their truth influence me to write. This is just something I have to do. I am a very private person and I just need something to get out what I’m thinking and feeling. My poetry is about love. It all has to do with either falling in love or the aftermath of love.

What kind of work are you interested in making in the future?

That’s the best part. When I presented my work last month, that was a lot of people to open myself up to. I was so raw and vulnerable. I have no idea what comes next. My online portfolio will be ready very soon and my intent is to conduct interviews and craft bios on a regular basis.

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