melissa clements

melissa clements

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artist 🌿 poet 🌿 absurdist Perth WA LEICA MINI every time we press on our eyelids we see the messages written for us by beings we've long forgotten
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Thinking about the void lol p: @elemnor

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I have always been very much involved in the pseudo biological cycle of production, consumption and destruction. And for a long time, I have been anguished by the fact that one of its most conspicuous material results is the flooding of our world with junk and rejected odd objects. Arman - On Waste

15 Days ago
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As some of you may know, the Art Gallery of WA is hosting a collection of masterpieces from Florence in their upcoming Corsini Exhibition, including artworks by one of my favourite artists, Caravaggio. I have been lucky enough to be selected for the KickstART x AGWA Mentorship program alongside 5 other artists and a curator to create an exhibition that responds to this!! I'm so excited to be working with a talented group of young artists, and I'll post photos along the way.

20 Days ago
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If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. 📸 @zalkp

31 Days ago
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You know how you feel somebody looking at you, and you turn, and somebody actually is? It's the same at an art gallery. You're looking at one portrait, turn around, and there is a work of art directly behind you. Because it's all energy. Every single thing has energy. ☘ Nikon Zoom 300 af ☘

33 Days ago
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👀 surveillance 👀 If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. 1984

46 Days ago
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The trees, they speak to me ☘ Nikon zoom 300 af ☘

51 Days ago
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Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten View of the Church of Sloten in the Winter 1640-1666 Today I watched hundreds of people walk around the art museum gawking at works by Rembrandt and other Dutch Masters. They all had those audio guides leading them around, as they clustered in dumb little groups before the paintings. In awe of their newfound knowledge, they left restating facts and felt a little more refined or, at least, closer to God. But art is not academic, it is intrinsic, and art galleries teach us to enjoy it at a safe distance, whilst keeping our own judgements under lock and key. Question everything fam, form your own judgements and the art will appear even more precious; just because something is in a museum, it doesn't make it valuable or true. But this exhibition was very good 🙏

58 Days ago
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wholly to be a fool while Spring is in the world e.e. cummings 🌿🍁💐

75 Days ago
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And I, infinitesima­l being,  drunk with the great starry  void,  likeness, image of  mystery,  I felt myself a pure part  of the abyss,  I wheeled with the stars,  my heart broke loose on the wind. ~Pablo Neruda~ p: @sylvioplath

98 Days ago
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The hills step off into whiteness. People or stars Regard me sadly, I disappoint them. The train leaves a line of breath. O slow Horse the colour of rust, Hooves, dolorous bells - All morning the Morning has been blackening, A flower left out. My bones hold a stillness, the far Fields melt my heart. They threaten, Let me through to a heaven Starless and fatherless, a dark water. Sheep in fog Golden Summer - Arthur Streeton °

100 Days ago
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I call this look: "The Nietzsche x Dracula lovechild" 🕳✨🕳✨🕳

128 Days ago
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And it was at that age... Poetry arrived In search of me. I don't know, I don't know where It came from, from winter or a river. I don't know how or when, No, they were not voices, they were not Words, nor silence, But from a street I was summoned, And from the branches of night, Abruptly from the others, Among violent fires Or returning alone, There I was without a face And it touched me. - Pablo Neruda p: @sylvioplath

159 Days ago
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I want to show you a forest; impenetrable Arcadia. Eden even bows before her splendour The sky never really begins here; it places itself behind of the trees. But you don’t need light, When you’re guided by leaves. They caress fingers and cheeks of pilgrims bespeaks her ‘ifs?’ and ‘whys?’ p: @zalkp

178 Days ago
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If you look really closely, you can almost see my inner monologue going "omg, why do I exist?" Thank you to my pals for watching me read poetry yesterday, thank you to my other pals for inviting me to read poetry 💕 p: @sylvioplath

195 Days ago
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Stare into the ocean long enough so you feel alive, or close to death. Either one will do. The sublime is a funny thing.

198 Days ago
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I have this habit where I get overly comfortable on other peoples' couches. p: @zalkp

200 Days ago
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I like this picture because it looks like I'm in the swirling sublime of a big city waiting for the void to take me, but I'm actually just in my bedroom. Thank you for your face Zalbert, thank you for your company ❤ @zalkp

209 Days ago
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This is Neddy the neighbourhood cat (that's not actually his name but it's what I call him.) He is the friendliest cat I have ever met. This is me giving him cuddles. And now I must say goodbye.

211 Days ago
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Mount Wellington and Hobart Town from Kangaroo Point by John Glover. This is one of my favourite Australian Colonial paintings, Glover is recognised as the first colonial artist who accurately captured the Australian landscape, observing that "however numerous, (trees) rarely prevent your tracing through them the whole distant country." 🌿 ~Today I saw a wombat~

214 Days ago
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Wake up. Brunch. Think. Walk. Shop. Train. Walk. Gallery. Awaken. Walk. Bus. Shop. Eat. Beach. Write. Think. Bus. Coffee. Think. Train. Drive. Dinner. Canberra. Bed. Alone time is peculiar.

218 Days ago
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If you have seen any man die, think that yourself may go the same way. Wherefore be ever ready and live so that death find you never unready. Imants Tillers Today has been a day for thinking, and a lot of walking. p: @zalkp

219 Days ago
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Did you know Perth has a cereal bar - they serve cereal for lunch! Who would have thought? Thanks for making me look edgy, Nico

220 Days ago
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There's this story among artists, that Giotto could draw a perfect circle; 3.14159 two circles for the pope, and with that, he was named a prodigy. • After two months, my portrait of Zal is complete, with seven hours to spare before I fly to Sydney, where I get to see the real Zal (+ big bro)

221 Days ago
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241 Days ago
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Come along to J Shed tomorrow to see me do some live art (I'm painting @goth.dilf) and help @keeleyconnolly celebrate her EP launch!! Tickets $10, doors at 7:30 💚🌱🌚 When I'm not painting, I'm usually studying, but Zal progress is happening slowly. Nevertheless, I never like to think about 'progress' as having completed so much of an artwork, progress is more about succeeding to reach a positive place with the art and once I get there I like to just sit back and let it exist for a while. So this painting has just been creating itself when it wants, I'll get back to it soon.

254 Days ago
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263 Days ago
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Exhibition pals, sadgirls™

264 Days ago
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Only 2 days until the LOVE Foundation's Art Exhibition!! I'll be there exhibiting work and selling prints - let me know if you're coming (I have a discount code ;) ;) ) 📷: @zalkp

270 Days ago
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Seascape with storm coming on c1840 J.W.M Turner

271 Days ago
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Kele Okereke for @jackwsirett !! Sorry it took so long bud. Hit me up if you want me to draw ur face for a thing that might be happening

275 Days ago
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F. Scott Fitzgerald and his Gatsby Plucked the dream from his psyche, Let it wilt like Tulips on a windowsill; "it is winter here" And dreams don't fend well in the cold.

277 Days ago
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I stole Jupiter's intellectual property by painting fabric the same way it paints it's storms - don't sue me please!

279 Days ago