Born in Paris, France, I moved to the Bay Area 15 years ago. A few years ago I started a series of work called “Alice in San Francisco”, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s book. My Alice takes on multiple personas in a set of acrylic paintings, digital images, and mixed media pieces, a series about our schizophrenic lives in SF. Because I’m also from Paris, I started a “dreamlike” work series inside the Alice’s series. A alternate reality about the recurring floods in Paris. In this work I mix images of a century ago with photos found in the news. I mix traditional and modern, digital and analog to try to reconnect the spectator with the scene he’s looking at. When we look at an old photograph, time gives a romantic patina to the event, we forget the suffering to only see the surrealism of the scene. When I started superimposing old and new images, the catastrophe took another dimension. The past became a witness of our limited memory and our inability to plan for long term future. Superimposition works as a revealer. As we look through the membranes of the image, we go back to the essential. I am at a turning point in my work. It’s time for me to merge “Alice and Paris” through virtual reality.