other works

 

"Beneath the Surface"

Paintings and Bodypainting, Las Vegas NV

Project at Las Vegas' Skin City Bodypainting
 

“While I was in the process of getting skin graft surgery to replace the skin I had lost, I was looking at a lot of skin charts. You’d be surprised, but the colors of skin underneath—pinks, purples, whites…are very beautiful.”
“Thinking upon the notion of the many layers of scarring that occurs and of new skin mending…I was struck with the idea of taking what our skin look like within those layers and using it as symbol of hidden emotions and true self inside us all. Since I will be painting on skin itself, I thought it would be beautiful to recreate those layers of skin you do not see. The cells inside those different layers. Layers of masks, pain, scars, and healing.”


-Cristina Natsuko Paulos

 

BodyPainting
BodyPainting

photography by Ken Elsner, property of Skin City Las Vegas, NV

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Bodypainting
Bodypainting

photography by Ken Elsner, property of Skin City Las Vegas, NV

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Bodypainting
Bodypainting

Artist work with Model, Las Vegas NV

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Bodypainting
Bodypainting

Bodypainting as art

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Self Portrait 01
Self Portrait 01

“Self Portrait One” by Cristina Natsuko Paulos Paint on fabric 1.5ft x 2.5ft Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Dye, Gesso on Fabric 2015

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The Undercoat of Apparent Truth
The Undercoat of Apparent Truth

“The Undercoat of Apparent Truth” Artwork by Cristina Natsuko Paulos 18″ x 24″ Acrylic Paint, Gesso, and Dye on Canvas 2015

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GrowthinMotion of the Newly Markings
GrowthinMotion of the Newly Markings

“Growth in Motion of the Newly Markings by Cristina Natsuko Paulos Painting on canvas 16″ x 20″ Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Dye, Gesso on Canvas 2015

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Case over pink
Case over pink

“Case Over in Pink” by Cristina Natsuko Paulos Painting on canvas 20″ x 20″ Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Dye, Gesso on Canvas 2015

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TheAbyssof Pattern Beneath, Identity
TheAbyssof Pattern Beneath, Identity

“Series: The Abyss of Pattern Beneath, Identity” Artwork by Cristina Natsuko Paulos 18″ x 24″ Acrylic Paint, Gesso, and Dye on Canvas

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The Abyss of Pattern Beneath- FEMALE
The Abyss of Pattern Beneath- FEMALE

“Series: The Abyss of Pattern Beneath, FEMALE” Artwork by Cristina Natsuko Paulos 18″ x 24″ Acrylic Paint, Gesso, and Dye on Canvas 2015

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The Abyss of Pattern Beneath MALE
The Abyss of Pattern Beneath MALE

“Series: The Abyss of Pattern Beneath, MALE” Artwork by Cristina Natsuko Paulos 18″ x 24″ Acrylic Paint, Gesso, and Dye on Canvas 2015

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Natsuko's : Visual Haiku

This nature work is signed "Natsuko" after my middle name.  My name "Natsuko" means "Summer Child" in Japanese.  This work celebrates NATURE.  My goal is to create Visual Haiku or/and Visual Sonnates of Natural Habilitation.

Midnight Plumuria
Midnight Plumuria

Acrylic & Watercolor Paint on Canvas

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The Story of Iris (Inverted)
The Story of Iris (Inverted)
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On and Off Path
On and Off Path
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Hot Springs
Hot Springs
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Orchid
Orchid
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Nightshade
Nightshade
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Unity in Wed
Unity in Wed
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The Story of Iris
The Story of Iris
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My art project, “How are you feeling today?” Is a collaborative art project for the Las Vegas community. 

 

My vision is to create a collaborative art piece with the help of the Las Vegas Community entitled, “How do you feel today?” The main theme of the project is “COMPASSION”.  

 

This art project is comprised of two parts and combines audience participation and input, media, performance, body painting, an art exhibition and a hand-drawn animated film.  

 

I wish to raise funding to perform and document the art project in it’s entirety and present it as a film. I performed this exhibition at Emergency Arts in Downtown Las Vegas on June 2016 for the Small Space Festival. I am now planning a repeat performance using new material in December 2016.

 

This second performance will take place at Downtown Las Vegas, and I will be documenting the entire process as well as the performance itself.

 

“How are you feeling today?” invites the audience to mock Doctor Check-ups. A Mock doctor’s office's will be designed in the gallery space, featuring artwork designed to emulate a doctor’s office. Visitors will be asked to “Take a number”, sign in, they will then only be referred as “Patient Number__”.  

 

The doctors will ask questions about the patient's health and emotional state. The patient will then be given a sheet of blank paper from the doctor.  

The doctors will then ask patients to please draw their own current state. The patients will hand their drawings back to the doctors.

 

I will animate the patients’ drawings as animated film during the next few months (January through March). The film screening is scheduled for Spring 2017. Patients will then be introduced to their hand-drawn art as film. This is the important part of the project this is when compassion themes will be introduced.

My project shows that compassion is needed for the health of the community and is currently lacking in many of your institutions. As we become more tech and media influenced, it is important to take a step back and view how this media, including social media, influences our feeling of community and our views towards one another as a community.  We all can relate to going to a doctor’s office for wellness or physical health. We all know how uncompassionate and detached the experience can be. My vision is to illustrate literally that when the community works together as one, it can keep itself healthy. My project raises the question, can the community set the tone and dialogue for health and wellness rather than have the institutions playing the leading role. The art the community creates is the “voice.” I also have reached out to the local political and mental health institutions. The local democratic party offices and mental institution professionals have already expressed a strong interest in my art project. They have expressed interest in attending the second performance this December. I think what is resonating with the professionals is the vision of the community coming together as a whole.  I also feel that aside from the societal and psychological ideas being presented, this project has great artistic value. From a purely artistic standpoint, meaning appreciation of art for the sake of art, the unique interdisciplinary style of the art exhibit and performance itself is something that promotes artistic and cultural depth in the community.  This is a collaborative art piece and can not work without the community. I’m using performance, art, film and most of all the spectator to create this art.

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My project shows that compassion is needed for the health of the community and is currently lacking in many of your institutions.