Artworks

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  • Conflict
  • Chaleco Protector
  • clothing, costume, functional, sculpture
  • vest
  • dyeing, sewing, appliqué
  • buttons, fabric, feathers, found-objects, salvaged, woven
  • 2024
  • One of my Chaleco Protectors (Protective Vests). Each vest is a unique refuge depicting balance in the midst of pollution, disorder and darkness. I feel helpless watching conflicts harm innocent people, so I made this vest especially to protect women and children.
  • unavailable
  • Orquidia Violeta
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  • Looming Objects
  • 2019 SHIFT: House of the Absurd Runway Show - Second Place SOLD at The Walters Cultural Arts Center 2022
  • Día de Muertos
  • costume, sculpture, performance
  • beadwork, appliqué, knitting, weaving, embroidery, sewing, needlework
  • beads, buttons, feathers, found-objects, knit, yarn, salvaged, shells, trim, upholstery, woven
  • 2019
  • 75 × 85 inches
  • Before you are Looming Objects. Illogically woven and randomly found. Forming a simulacrum of life and death as a random accumulation. Eight vivid hand-loomed nine-inch weavings form the bright side, eight opposing colorless weavings the darkside. Looming Objects includes a dozen Sueñitos (little dreams) — small hanging calaveras (skulls) representing some of the migrant children who died this year crossing the US border.
  • sold
  • Orquidia Violeta
  • Photo 2: Aaron Kuehn
  • Photo 3: Aaron Kuehn
  • Video 1: Aaron Kuehn
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  • Pequeño Vestido de Gallo
  • Día de Muertos
  • clothing, costume, sculpture
  • dress
  • appliqué, embroidery, needlework, beadwork, sewing
  • found-objects, salvaged, trim, upholstery, woven
  • 2019
  • calavera
  • The small calaveras signify migrant children who have died crossing the imaginary line. *SOLD*
  • sold
  • Orquidia Violeta
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn
  • Photo 2: Aaron Kuehn
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  • Vestido de Calaveras
  • Best Cultural Outfit, 2018 Día de Muertos, Portland Art Museum (SOLD) 2022
  • Día de Muertos
  • clothing, costume, sculpture
  • dress
  • appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, needlework, sewing
  • found-objects, salvaged, trim, upholstery, woven
  • 2018
  • calavera
  • The calaveras signify women who died in the El Salvador civil war (1980–1992)
  • sold
  • Orquidia Violeta
  • Photo 1: K.Kendall
  • Photo 2: Aaron Kuehn
  • Photo 3: Aaron Kuehn
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  • Amunet
  • Goddess Headdress
  • functional, sculpture
  • brooch, fascinator
  • appliqué, sewing
  • buttons, fabric, woven, upholstery
  • 2015
  • Amunet is the Egyptian Goddess of the air and invisibility.
  • Orquidia Violeta