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- Mira el Cielo
- Series: Portrait
- Artform: flat
- Method: appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, needlework, sewing
- Medium: canvas, fabric, feathers, found-objects, salvaged, trim, upholstery, woven
- Year: 2022
- Dimensions: 36 × 40 inches
- Statement: This work shows a woman made of mountains — Mother Earth. Her hair, a fiber-collage, shows a cascading river of the materials of human culture flowing through her landscape. There are fragments of many cultures and stories flowing together as one river. She looks up to see the Sun, her partner. It is shown as a circular weaving with embroidery and layered cloth.
- Availability: available
- Price: US$1500
- Artist: Orquidia Violeta
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Cannon Beach - Guardian Spirit Series
Cannon Beach Arts Association
The Cannon Beach Gallery currently has three of the "Guardian Spirit" series.
Orquidia Violeta is a Salvadoran-American textile artist. Growing up in a dirt-floored farmhouse in Central America, she remembers the embroidered pink dress her mother sent her from the US. Orquidia crossed the US border as a six-year-old refugee and went on to earn an Associate of the Arts degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Exposure to labor exploitation in the garment industry led her to co-found LaborFruit — a prominent artist-cooperative storefront and gallery in Los Angeles specializing in clothing as artform. Living in Portland Oregon, Orquidia continues to challenge herself as a textile artist, exploring new methods and mediums, such as machine and hand embroidery, knitting, weaving, appliqué, beadwork, fabric dyeing, soft sculpture, painting and drawing.
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