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The lenght of my bathing suitFleur Spolidor 48H X 60W
"The length of my bathing suit" was inspired by a photograph from 1925 "Smokey" Buchanan from the West Palm Beach police force, measuring the bathing suit of Betty Fringle on Palm Beach, to ensure that it conforms with regulations introduced by the beach censors. In 2015 I started a new body of work called “Alice", in which I overlap the story of Alice in Wonderland with the History of San Francisco and Paris to represent the schizophrenic state of these ever changing cities. Each painting of this series tells a piece of the story about our everyday lives. In a sense, Alice is you, me, anyone who lives or work in the Bay Area, Paris or any large metropolis and has to adapt or face its challenges. . My Alice series is probably a way for me to cope with a somehow strange or terrifying reality, to try to make sense of things. Between artificial grass and nuclear threat; earthquakes and real estate bubble, we live in a world of information and disinformation, hyper-consumerism and cyberbullying. After WWII we said never again, but we’re our worst enemy. After destroying the fauna and the flora, we cannot stay idle. Women’s rights still need to be protected, black lives matter, and global warming is a reality. My Alice is no Wonder Woman, she doesn’t have any super power. Like you and me she tries her best in a very unsettling world.