Courtnee Papastathis (American Visual, Sound, Body and Movement Artist)
Courtnee Papastathis is an intensely expressive artist. Like most of us, she is searching for meaning through expression. Unlike most of us, however, her passion does not seem to be limited to any art form or discipline. Courtnee is a composer, visual artist, photographer, model, aerial performer, actress, director, thinker, and so much more. It seems that she creates as she lives. New things come and go as new art comes and go. We were very happy when Courtnee got involved with the Nonsense Society because she exhibits the kind of qualities in an artist that we most admire: insatiable creative passion + eclectic vision. In this feature we wanted to share some of the many things Courtnee does.
Through chilling vocals, electronics, piano, and strings Courtnee creates emotional music in a variety of styles.
[listen to more music by Courtnee]
Courtnee captures bits of life, scenes, and humanity through the lens of her camera and editing.
[more photography by Courtnee]
Swirling abstracts and colorful paintings add to her immense portfolio.
[more original artwork by Courtnee]
Life in a Box
Life in a Box was a crowd-sourced project turning images from a rainy day into mixed media, painted prints. Oddly abstract and powerful… [featured in our contest "The Piece That Changed My Life"]
[see the entire series]
Courtnee works with many different (and talented) photographers to turn a mirror on humanity. She’s an experienced model who adds creativity and feeling to shoots that does not go unnoticed.
[more modeling by Courtnee - nsfw]
Courtnee performs and teaches aerial acrobatics, adding movement to her portfolio of art. Her talent is incredible.
Even after compiling all of these works, we feel it does not completely convey the creativity and variety of art that Courtnee provides to her community. The deeper we dig, the more we find. For example, Courtnee also is involved in artful massage and hand made dreadlock sculpture! It’s this kind of artist that we most admire in the Nonsense Society. We love artists who can’t sit still. We love artists, like Courtnee, who constantly create and express themselves even if they haven’t found out who they really are yet. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us, Courtnee.