melissa clements

melissa clements

@melclmnts

artist 🌿 poet 🌿 absurdist every time we press on our eyelids we see the messages written for us by beings we've long forgotten
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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

5 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 °

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

35 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

66 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

85 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

102 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.

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

107 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

116 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.

119 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~

121 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.

125 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

126 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

127 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)

128 Days ago
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148 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.

161 Days ago
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170 Days ago
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Exhibition pals, sadgirls™

171 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

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

178 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

182 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.

184 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!

186 Days ago
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This is my favourite stage in portrait painting. A realist artist might fool the viewer into thinking their artwork is a picture of reality, but when the finished and unfinished is contrasted, the truth of their illusion is exposed. Deep thoughts aside @zalkp is coming along 🌌

196 Days ago
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I liked the forest so much I booked more flights to Sydney, see you soon big bro and NSW art gallery

203 Days ago
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New project of @zalkp We did a first sitting yesterday and took some cool pics whilst I started the underpainting, more updates coming soon

206 Days ago
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For the last five years my main focus has been creating portraits, so this commission was quite refreshing 🐦

213 Days ago
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219 Days ago
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Edgy ¿

228 Days ago
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Road to nowhere

231 Days ago
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the raft of the medusa 1819

235 Days ago
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Thank you @dangerdangerwillrobinson for inviting me to exhibit art and read poetry alongside some incredible people last night!! 10/10 would do again @goth.dilf u have good photo eye thanks for the snazzy pic

245 Days ago