Melora Walters












translation of life,

translation of dream

translation of the world we live on

that we think of as solid land

but is in reality moving constantly,

as well as the Universe expanding

and is comprised of 80% water, as are we.

Translation of what is the meaning of life

to which there is no translation



Map of the Ocean



       Map of the Ocean, oil, pencil, charcoal, household, on canvas, 96 x 48 inches. This painting is made of 4        panels, which stand individually at 24 x 48 Inches





It was based on a dream, where in I was shown maps of the Ocean,

they were ancient scrolls of paper.





The person who showed them to me, while we stood at the shore in the night,





suggested we swim out to a point and meet.





While I love swimming

and I am strong, I wasn’t sure if I was capable of this. I am afraid of sharks.



       Dark Water



They encouraged me, and I did it. I met them at « the point » and then swam back to shore.

Then they suggested a place farther. I told the person, I knew my limitations

and I could not do this. I was sure of it. He convinced me to try.

I swam and swam and swam. When I got to the point, which I inherently knew,

but there was nothing, nobody, no land in sight. I was in the dark ocean at night.



       Warm Water, 36 x 72 Inches, oil on canvas



I was in the Void.

I did not know what to do or where to go.

A voice told me I would be fine.

A giant invisible hand gave me a cracker with cheese on it, French cheese.



       At the Crossroads, 64 x 64 inches, oil on canvas



It was the most delicious food I have ever eaten.

An invisible voice told me that with cheese and crackers I would be fine,

there was no need to worry.

I was filled with joy and woke up.


A few weeks later I began my Ocean Paintings.



       A Break in the Storm,48 x 48 inches, 2 panels, 24 x 48 inches each, oil on canvas











Short Bio


MELORA WALTERS was born in Saudi Arabia, and grew up there as well as in Holland. She went to a boarding school North of Chicago, and graduated from Pratt Institute in New York.

She is an actress.

She has exhibited her art in New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin.

Sonnets and Failures, her first book of poems and art was published in 2010, by Finishing Line Press. The Siren, and In the Painting Heraclitus Wrings His Hands Above the World and Appears to be Crying was published in 2011 by Writ Large Press.

She lives in Los Angeles with her two children.






Melora Walters est une actrice américaine née le 21 octobre 1968 à Rivadh (Arabie Saoudite).

Melora Walters a remporté un large succès critique pour son interprétation de Claudia, la jeune artiste droguée de Magnolia de Paul Thomas Anderson. Interprète de deux films antérieurs d’Anderson : Hard Eight et Boogie Nights, elle débuta à l’écran dans Le Cercle des poètes disparus de Peter Weir et compte parmi sa filmographie Ed Wood de Tim Burton, Beethoven de Brian Levant, L’Effaceur de Charles Russell, Twenty Bucks de Keva Rosenfeld, Cabin Boy d’Adam Resnick, Wisegirls de David Anspaugh et Les Associés de Ridley Scott, où elle fit une apparition non créditée dans le rôle de la femme de Nicolas Cage.

Elle tourne également Retour à Cold Mountain d’Anthony Minghella, L’Effet papillon d’Eric Bress et J. Mackye Gruber et tient un rôle régulier dans la série Big Love aux côtés de Bill Paxton et Chloë Sevigny.

Melora Walters tient aussi la vedette de la série « Threat Matrix » après avoir été le protagoniste de « L. A. Doctors ». Elle a également tourné en guest star dans des séries aussi diverses que « New York Police Blues », « Dream On », « Nash Bridges », « Roseanne », Murphy Brown », etc.

Ancienne étudiante du Pratt Institute de New York, elle a joué à ses débuts dans plusieurs spectacles off-Broadway.


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