Árbol de la Vida

  • Árbol de la Vida
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, dyeing, embroidery
  • Medium: beads, canvas, fabric, found-objects, salvaged, upholstery, trim
  • Year: 2020
  • Statement: This large tapestry depicts the artist's Grandparents as two Día de Muertos Calaveras holding hands forming the roots of a Tree of Life. The trunk and branches of the tree include indigenous Salvadoran, and personal imagery. The piece is machine and hand sewn, appliquéd, and embroidered using hand-dyed materials salvaged from around Portland.