Anna Leigh Clem

Photographer
    
Vessel
Location: Kingston, NY
Nationality: American
Biography: Anna Leigh Clem is an artist working with photography and other mediums to explore and portray her unconscious ruminations. Compelled by the secret worlds inherent in memories, dreams, and childhood, her work aims to recreate these otherwise... read on
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Vessel
Credits: anna leigh clem
Date of Work: 07/15/17 - Ongoing
Updated: 01/26/20

(2017-)


There is a hidden chamber wherein so much is contained, compacted like a seed, ripening and unraveling with each day’s passing. Sometimes I forget and my world turns to plainness, thoughts fall as ashes and there is nothing for me. The chamber is hidden, after all. Some say it doesn’t even exist! There is no evidence of it within plain sight. It must be sparked like a match or planted like a seed, or find a key and unlock the door and there you’ll see…


The vessel is an entrance point to somewhere otherworldly, secret. To the imagination, or an alternate reality. Or to a hidden persona. “It’s the inside that counts.”


I use instant film to energize my creative process: the emergence of each image adds an element of magic to the experience. What would otherwise be a straightforward photograph is layered with serendipity, lending to the content’s ethereality.

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The Perennial Garden (WIP)

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The Home is Inside

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2015-17) After my childhood home suffered from a fire, “home” became illusive. We moved to a new residence for the first time. I was..
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shapeshifter

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2016) "I dive into the canyon and begin to fly. Never have I soared like this before, not since my last flying dream. An infinite expanse of..
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Holes

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2012-16) As an introvert, timidity is often forefront in my interactions with the outer world. Labeled as “quiet ” from the beginning..
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To be oneself completely

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2012-14) When I step out the door to photograph, whether in my backyard or an unfamiliar landscape, my intentions are at first ambiguous. Like..
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Where the Road Goes

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2011) While my stay in Ireland was brief, every passing moment soaked through to a heeding heart. It is here that I escape to now. Within this..
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I walk to break free...

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2010-11) Following the footsteps. I thought I was here alone, but it seems there’s someone in the distance. Why are they leading me through..
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The Rings of My Limbs

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2013) There’s a part of me that is ready to fall away. I keep searching for the whole, and still I peer down the deep dark hollow hole. What..
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grounded

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2014) Teenage years are laden with fear, wonder, and self-doubt. In attempt to dissect that strange age as well as cope with my own bittersweet..
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It will become something

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2011-12) As we move away from the purity of our births, we become complex and gnarled like trunks of trees. Underneath all the layers, the core..
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