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Giant Portal

 

This is what lies on the other side of that portal. It opened to me but not to anyone else. And so upon my return, I captured its likeness with my paints upon a large canvas. Do you want to know what it's like to pass from this world to another and back again? It's like moving through a vast black landscape with dark water rippling beneath you. It is flying above a cold sea with no stars above you.

 

72" x 54" 
Acrylic on canvas 
2017 
$ 8,000 CAD

Contact: rebeccachaperon@gmail.com





Interlude

 

Between busy moments there is often a beautiful and quiet space. Deep, dark and wonderful. Like falling asleep in a cave. No light touches this place and water is the only sound you can hear.

 

36" x 40" 
Acrylic Paint 
2011 
$ 2,500 CAD

Contact: rebeccachaperon@gmail.com





Channel

 

To be human is to be a channel. Energy runs through you from a mysterious source. 
The water that this waterfall is channeling has healing properties and can lead to mild clairvoyance. Many come to bathe and become believers. 
But if instead of bathing, you dare to drink from this source, you'll enter the non-linear world of omens, foreshadowings, and prophetic dreams.

 

36" x 12" 
Acrylic Paint 
2011 
$ 1,800 CAD

Contact: rebeccachaperon@gmail.com



Displacement

 

Last night you had a dream about the absence of a loved one. In the dream, it seemed important that you find a way to measure this absence, to understand it. First, you had to gather all of the necessary items: a very large void in a remote landscape, 100 gallons of holy water or tears, a thread from the fabric of time, a laser beam, diving equipment, and a stopwatch.

 

36" x 36" 
Acrylic Paint 
2011 
$ 2,500 CAD

Contact: rebeccachaperon@gmail.com





 

 The Source

 

In your backyard, one morning you notice a small wobbling rainbow, palm-sized. You picked it up and watched it wiggle like a small creature. A ladder you had never seen before has been placed against that tall hedge which runs along the perimeter of the yard. You put the rainbow in your pocket and begin climbing.

 

18" x 24" 
Acrylic Paint 
2011 
$ 1,300 CAD

Contact: rebeccachaperon@gmail.com



Cave Witch

Have you ever wanted to return to the land? To go live in a cave in a place where the weather is mild and a pyramid helps you meditate for 45 minutes each morning? Have you thought about what it would be like to dry out some grasses by tying them with locks of your hair and hanging them on a branch to later be used to make your cave-bedding? And if you did all these things would your magical powers grow stronger until you became an actual cave witch?

 

60" x 84" 
Acrylic Paint 
2017 
$ 8,500 CAD

Contact: rebeccachaperon@gmail.com



 

This work is from my 2014 series – Eccentric Gardens. In this series I used imagery of gardens to signify part of our internal psychic landscape.

 

If we imagine our psychic landscape as a vast place full of different areas that represent different parts of our personalities then, for me, the creative part of that landscape is a garden full of sunlight, shadows, the surreal and the symbolic.

 

I use wavy rainbows to signify the creative energy that flows through this place, an energy that can be harvested freely as long as you can find your way back to that secret place ie. avoiding creative blocks etcetera.

 




 

Memory Light

 

Here is a talisman for remembering. For keeping this particular memory strong. For remembering your purpose and your importance and what you hold so dear in this world. Some pools are full of memories that grow dark, others stay illuminated by the vigilance of this tiny lightkeeper. Say "Memory Light" twenty times by candle-light to summon her.

 

30" x 40" 
Acrylic Paint 
2016 
$ 2,500 CAD

Contact: rebeccachaperon@gmail.com

 

 

  This work was created surrounding the concept of nostalgia and is a combination of my new series called Goth Fauve (psychedelic colour meets strange female figures in technicolor landscapes)  and my 2014 series – Eccentric Gardens. In Eccentric Gardens I used imagery of gardens to signify part of our internal psychic landscape.

  Nostalgia is a bittersweet feeling and memory can be a place where we can get lost in obscurity.

  Memory Light is a way to see the past with more clarity, reducing the dissonance between our perception of the memory and it’s reality.

 

 

Goth Fauve Series 

(see images from this series here:  http://www.thechaperon.ca/gallery/goth-fauve-figures )

 

  My Goth Fauve series is a new painting series started in spring 2016 in which psychedelic colour meets strange female figures in technicolor landscapes.

  I love making images that create mysterious narratives that revolve around female heroines. In Initiation I like to imagine that a girl’s braid is being removed in a sacred ritual that initiates her into a friendly cult of women who live in the forest in a self-sustaining community.

   In Sleep Like The Dead  I indulged in my favourite colour – purple and channeled my inner Wednesday Addams, to make a piece about the way I wish I could sleep every night minus the location of course : )

  These pieces are often completed alla prima or in two sittings. I began making this series because I wanted to explore working with the figure again and develop a new series that would allow me to work with radical colour combinations and a stylized approach.