Melanie Greene / Methods of Perception

is creating a Dance Inspired Graphic Novel
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Star Engineer
$3
per month

For the price of a coffee, you decided to support this endeavor and I thank you! Oh what fun, what joy, to uncover what Sapphire has in store!


What to expect: 

  • Story and Illustration Sneak Peeks
  • Access to first published copies of Sapphire Chronicles
  • Other fun nuggets to whet your appetite 
Dream Maker
$12
per month

You Dream Maker have taken a bold step. And with tears of excitement and gratitude Sapphire wept.


What to expect: 

  • Story and Illustration Sneak Peeks
  • Access to first published copies of Sapphire Chronicles
  • Other fun nuggets to whet your appetite 
Space Steward
$20
per month

With time unfolds, stories untold, and here we will being, a journey as new/old friends. Thanks for coming aboard!


What to expect: 

  • Story and Illustration Sneak Peeks
  • Access to first published copies of Sapphire Chronicles
  • Other fun nuggets to whet your appetite 

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patrons

$5

per month

About Melanie Greene / Methods of Perception

Sapphire Chronicles is a dance-inspired graphic novel pushing visceral, super-sonic modalities into literary realities. Through a series of short stories, Sapphire Chronicles shares the journey of Sapphire, a time traveling golden goddess moving through moments that police and celebrate the essence and experience of Black women in the United States. Told through an Afro-futuristic lens, a collection of non-linear narratives display humanity canvassed in an evolving constellation of Black feminine identity. It pulsates through the objectified, the dehumanized, the powerful, and the magical. Sapphire is a reflection to see you and see through you...a vessel of celestial intimacy, love, ferocity, grief, and audacity.

Join the Journey
Patreons support the production of Sapphire Chronicles by providing compensation streams for:
  • Writing 
  • Editing
  • Illustration 
  • Production 

Patreons have exclusive access to: 
  • Story and Illustration Sneak Peeks
  • Access to first published copies of Sapphire Chronicles 
  • Other fun nuggets to whet your appetite 

There are different tiers available to reflect different capacities of support. It's up to you! Each tier has access to the all content mentioned above.  


More about Me
I’m a dance artist and writer curating bodies in flux--putting on and peeling off external stories that seep from internal narratives. I’m a womanist, instigator, friend, sister, daughter. My work smells like delicious pomegranates and body sweat wrapped in fuzzy naked flesh and lacy garter belts. I conjure non-fiction fantasies and super woman truths. I feed your mind and massage your focus. Consider what you see by confronting what you don’t see, and know I see you, seeing me, re-imagining how we see together. Together, activating molecules that resist erasing supple curves and fat thighs. I’m curious about patience and wrestling with the uncomfortable. I wriggle in my Black female body, Southern belle Brooklynite consciousness, and hybrid dance aesthetic. I’m happy to leave spaces drenched in racist rhetoric and historical erasure, yet hold a special place for biscuits, country ham, and collard greens.

Bio 
Taking on the world through a curious lens, I’m no stranger to swirling on the edge of impossible, swimming in the sea of the minority. A 2017 Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Performance with The Skeleton Architecture, I’ve presented dance work throughout New York City and abroad. I’ve received generous support from MANCC, Marble House Project, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Bogliasco Fellowship, Gibney Dance, New York Live Arts, Actors Fund Summer Push Grant, Brooklyn Arts Council, and Dancing While Black Fellowship. I’m a proud alumna of EmergeNYC for activist performance, and have performed with/for sheros Sydnie L. Mosley, Paloma McGregor, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Coco Karol, and Dancenoise. When not dancing, I enjoy writing about dance. I have contributed written works to The Dance Enthusiast, Dance Magazine, and my personal blog. Currently, I am a co-host of The Dance Union podcast, and Movement Research Artist in Residence. Stay tuned. www.methodsofperception.com
Goals
$5 of $350 per month
When I reach $350 per month, I’ll begin sharing monthly writing excerpts via video.
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