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Melvin Sokolsky's Whimsical Bubbles


Whimsical bubbles meet fashion in this photograph from 1963. This surreal scene was created by photographer Melvin Sokolsky. The above photo is titled Bubble on the Seine. I imagine it as a futuristic form of travel or perhaps the result of too much daydreaming. Does the bubble keep the real world out? Is that why her expression is so bemused? She certainly seems carefree with one hand in her pocket, gazing out across the Seine. I delight in the cleverness of the echoed form of the bubble that is caused by the reflection of the curved underside of the bridge and repeated across the horizon.


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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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