"THE MIRROR TWINS Series" Pop Contemporary

Who are the Mirror Twins?

 

I often don’t like to reveal too much about my paintings of the twins. I feel that as a Woman, … there is some parts of us that always lives a “little girl that lives in the the balance of dualities… worlds”

-Cristina Natsuko Paulos

 

Although the Mirror Twins are shown as sisters, they represent the sometimes fractured parts of my mind.

 

Because I like to create art that shows balance - whether between light and dark, madness and sanity, fear and courage, and so on - the Mirror Twins give me the opportunity to explore that balance within myself visually.  I can then combine the exploration of my mind, often influenced by Western and Eastern pop culture and values, fairy tales, and early childhood development.

 

I use cartoon design features to draw people in so that they’re able to be comfortable enough to explore uncomfortable topics.

 

-CRISTINA NATSUKO PAULOS

"Down the Rabbit hole..." and "In the Shadow" series

This series uses more traditional narrative visual story telling.  In the dark there is always light…. We are all slaves to something, whether it’s your diagnosis of illness, a person or object or something as negative thoughts. Thoughts can run like wild-fire.  Fears of being trapped, or being unable to escape once an attachment. Sometimes it feels like the only way to be free is to have a big wave or force wash it all away and start over, hoping that the important, non-monster parts of yourself stay intact.  In my work, I often draw the mirror twins naked except for socks because of feelings of vulnerability combined with a small reassurance.  What can go wrong when you’ve got warm socks on?

Something in My Eye
Something in My Eye

Paint and Watercolor on Wood, 12" x 24"

In the Shadows: Butterly Shadows
In the Shadows: Butterly Shadows

16" x 20", Acrylic and watercolor, ink, pencil and dye on watercolor paper

Cat's Cradle
Cat's Cradle

12" x 18", Acrylic and watercolor, ink, pencil and dye on watercolor paper

Undertow
Undertow

20" x 16", mixed media on Canvas board

What came first?
What came first?

20" x 12", Acrylic and watercolor, ink, pencil and dye on wood panel

fucking-bunnies
fucking-bunnies
Smoke and Mirrors
Smoke and Mirrors

12" x 24", mixed media on wood, 2012

Visions
Visions

12" x 12", Paint on canvas

"The Language of Flowers" and "The Galaxic Cosmic Orgy Formations" series

 A more abstracted series exploring the thoughts of creation, the big bang and love.  How mysterious the languages of all nature and creation is....

I made my bed
I made my bed

20" x 30", Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on watercolor paper

Untitled: Twins with Scissors
Untitled: Twins with Scissors

20" x 30", Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on wood

Aperture Eclipse
Aperture Eclipse

24" x 36", Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on watercolor paper

Eye Sore
Eye Sore

24" x 36", Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on watercolor paper

te opposite poles of orange and blue
te opposite poles of orange and blue
The Hidden Confusion of Cherub's...
The Hidden Confusion of Cherub's...

The Hidden Confusion of Cherub's Cosmic Kiss, 20" x 30", Acrylic and watercolor, ink, pencil and dye on watercolor paper

"Stay Seated" series

A Playful series exploring the female feminism... from silence, gender roles, symbols in: culture, mannerism and values

Blindspot
Blindspot

Paint on Paper, lettersize

the color blue and the wrestler
the color blue and the wrestler

5" x 7", Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on cardboard

Indian Style
Indian Style

6" x 6", Dye, acrylic paint, and color pencil on wood

Blue Ribbon
Blue Ribbon

12" x 12", Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on wood

Hold you ears to the Ground
Hold you ears to the Ground

5" x 5" (two pieces), Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on wood with string

Triad
Triad

12" x 12", Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on paper

Elliot, I spilled the milk
Elliot, I spilled the milk

20" x 12", Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on cardboard

Don't Drink the Water
Don't Drink the Water

20" x 16", Acrylic and watercolor paint, dye, and pencils on cardboard