Artworks

orquidia-violeta spirit-of-white-and-black orquidia-violeta spirit-of-white-and-black back orquidia-violeta spirit-of-white-and-black back-closeup
  • Spirit of White and Black
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Contributor: Aaron Kuehn, Andrea Rodriguez
  • Artform: costume, clothing, performance, sound
  • Type: obi, mask
  • Method: appliqué, sewing, embroidery
  • Medium: fabric, buttons, foam, canvas, shells, paper, thread, trim
  • Year: 2009
  • Statement: Inspired by Japanese Noh theater – devoted to the inner lives of ghosts. A Calavera Fashion show and Walking Altar performance at Tropico de Nopal (Los Angeles, CA), Ofrendas 2009. Live sound performance by Aaron Kuehn.
  • Photo 1: Reyes Rodríguez – Tropico de Nopal
  • Photo 2: Reyes Rodríguez – Tropico de Nopal
  • Photo 3: Reyes Rodríguez – Tropico de Nopal
  • Video 1: Tropico de Nopal
orquidia-violeta the-cycle-of-life-and-death orquidia-violeta the-cycle-of-life-and-death with-orquidia-and-aaron
  • The Cycle of Life and Death
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Contributor: Aaron Kuehn, Kashmere Silva, Ashley Moon, Amanda Kelly
  • Artform: costume, performance, sound
  • Method: sewing
  • Medium: fabric
  • Year: 2006
  • Statement: For those who ride the cycle of life and death, day and night. The calaveras represent people who died riding bicycles. The calaveras wear warm winter caps and lobster gloves, and have 'chain-link' breast plates to protect them riding after death. A Calavera Fashion show and Walking Altar performance at Tropico de Nopal (Los Angeles, CA), Ofrendas 2006. Sound by: Aaron Kuehn
  • Photo 1: Gil Ortiz - Tropico de Nopal
  • Photo 2: Gil Ortiz - Tropico de Nopal
  • Video 1: Tropico de Nopal