The Folk Art of Paulina Constancia

The Folk Art of Paulina Constancia

We at West Gorordo Hotel

believe that art opens the heart,

feeds the spirit

and supports our well-being.

We bring you

the folk art of Filipino-Canadian artist

Paulina Constancia.

Her art is characterized by a naive style,

in which traditional rules of proportion

and perspective are not employed.

Meaningful,uplifting,inspiring,

joyful–herart warms the heart,

feeds the mind and enriches the spirit.

Paulina says:

“Art is not an inclination,

it is part of our “Being”.

Art is merely a manifestation

of our awareness of what is inside

and around us.

So in my art,

I am simply being true

to what I see and feel… “

Central to all her creations

is the message of LOVE –

Love for self, love for others;

the love of solitude

and the love of communion.

There’s the love of nature

and life’s simple joys.

And with this message

comes her personal love

of experimenting and learning.

Thus, her work is constantly evolving.

She finds great delight in exploring various media.

Her creative journey

has led her to designing fashion,

composing music, hand building with clay,

telling stories on tiles, painting quilts,

making an assemblage of found metals,

painting with words, and many more.

The journey continues…

Paulina Constancia,

is an artist and poet with a penchant for experimentation.

Her creative spirit

delights in painting with acrylics

as it does with words.

She has trained in the fields of

Fashion Design (El Camino College, California),

Communications (St. Theresa’s College, Cebu, Philippines),

Sculpture (Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California),

Crafts (Insituto Allende &

Centro Cultural de Bellas Artes-

both in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico),

Spanish Language and Culture (University of Calgary, Canada).

She has exhibited her art and poetry

in the Philippines, the Netherlands,

Mexico and in various cities in the U.S. and Canada..

She has published

a bilingual collection of poetry

called “Open Arms/Brazos Abiertos” (2003)

which has four parts:

I- Alegrías Sencillas/Simple Joys,

II- Sobre la Naturaleza/On Nature,

III-Vida y muerte/Life and Death and

IV-Cosas de Amor/All About Love.

Her second book-

a bilingual collection of short stories called

“Cuentos Hispanofilipinos”(2009)

features four light-spirited

and comical stories namely:

The Chinese Man Goes to Mass,

The Monkey and the Scientist,

Tatang Goes to New York

and The Apostle.

Paulina’s artworks

are part of distinguished private

and institutional collections

such as: schools, children’s hospitals,

orphanages, health facilities, convents,

community centres in the Philippines

and other countries.

In Cebu, Philippines

her works may be publicly viewed

at the following permaculture-inspired hotels and sites:

The Mayflower Inn (A Heritage and Permaculture Inspired Hotel),

Elicon House (A Conservation and Permaculture Inspired Hotel),

West Gorordo Hotel (An Essence and Permaculture Inspired Hotel),

Kamagayan Green Zone (An Urban Permaculture Development Site)

and the Katunggan Permaculture Adventure Farm.



Paulina has conducted

arts and crafts workshops

to child refugees, immigrant women,

homeschooled children in the US and Canada;

and to street children, orphans, mothers,

teachers and school children in the Philippines.

She continues to make herself available

to teach and inspire

about art as a practical and powerful medium

for self-discovery and empowerment.

We hope that Paulina Constancia’s art

will serve as a reminder for all of us

to be in touch with our inner spirit

and enjoy the simple joys in life!



Check out her website and blogs:

http://www.paulinaconstancia.com

http://www.daily-dose-of-art.com

Her ‘Utok Pinoy’ illustrations:

utokpinoy.blogspot.com

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The Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art

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The Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art

In line with promoting our cultural heritage,
we at West Gorordo Hotel
are proud to showcase the
Museum of Naive Art (MONA)
of Filipino-Canadian artist Paulina Constancia.

It is our hope
that these images
will help make you feel
the sincerity and warmth
of our Bisdak (authentic Cebuano)
hospitality.

Whether you are briefly passing through
or staying for a longer period,
we wish you a pleasant stay
and may you ever bloom
where you are planted!

About the Artist:
Paulina Constancia,
aFilipino-Canadian,
is an artist, bilingual writer,
and blogger
with a penchant for experimentation.

Her creative spirit delights
in painting with acrylics as it does with words.
She has trained in the fields
of Fashion Design, Communications, Sculpture,
Crafts, Spanish Language & Culture
in the following institutions:
El Camino College and the Academy of Art University,
both in California;
the Insituto Allende & Centro Cultural de Bellas Artes-
both in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico,
and the University of Calgary, Canada .

She has exhibited her art and poetry in the Philippines,
the Netherlands, Mexico
and in various cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Paulina’s artworks
are part of distinguished
private and institutional collections
such as: schools, children’s hospitals,
orphanages, health facilities, convents,
and community centres
in the Philippines and abroad.

With this collection,
Paulina reminds us,
“Bloom where you’re planted!”

To know more about the artist
please visit her website and blogs:
http://www.paulinaconstancia.com
http://www.daily-dose-of-art.com
http://www.utokpinoy.blogspot.com