Artworks

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  • Looming Objects
  • Award: 2019 SHIFT: House of the Absurd Runway Show - Second Place
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artform: costume, sculpture, performance
  • Method: beadwork, appliqué, knitting, weaving, embroidery, sewing, needlework
  • Medium: beads, buttons, feathers, found-objects, knit, yarn, salvaged, shells, trim, upholstery, woven
  • Year: 2019
  • Dimensions: 75 × 85 inches
  • Statement: 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 calaveras representing the migrant children who died this year crossing the US border. This costume comes into three parts; the body, neck and the head. Available for museams, Galleries and events. You can email me if you have any other questions.
  • Availability: available
  • Price: US$1500
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn
  • Photo 2: Aaron Kuehn
  • Video 1: Aaron Kuehn
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  • Vestido de Calaveras
  • Award: Best Cultural Outfit, 2018 Día de Muertos, Portland Art Museum
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artform: clothing, costume, sculpture
  • Type: dress
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, needlework, sewing
  • Medium: found-objects, salvaged, trim, upholstery, woven
  • Year: 2018
  • Tags: calavera
  • Dimensions: 45 × 50 inches
  • Statement: The calaveras signify women who died in the El Salvador civil war (1980–1992) This calavearas dress is Large.
  • Availability: available
  • Price: US$500
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Photo 1: K.Kendall
  • Photo 2: Aaron Kuehn
  • Photo 3: Aaron Kuehn
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  • Mamá y Bebé
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, sewing
  • Medium: trim, beads, shells, salvaged, found-objects, upholstery, woven
  • Year: 2019
  • Tags: calavera, dia de los muertos, Mami y Bebe, textile artwork
  • Dimensions: 20 × 16 inches
  • Statement: A migrant calavera. There are rose petals and shells hidden in the piece that remind me of my own mother.
  • Availability: available
  • Price: US$350
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn
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  • Abuelita
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, sewing
  • Medium: found-objects, salvaged, trim, woven
  • Year: 2019
  • Tags: calavera
  • Dimensions: 16 × 17 inches
  • Statement: A migrant calavera. My Grandma died in 2013. She got me into café con pan (coffee and bread), and liked peacocks.
  • Availability: available
  • Price: US$350
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn
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  • Tiá
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, embroidery, sewing, beadwork
  • Medium: salvaged, upholstery, woven, found-objects, trim
  • Year: 2019
  • Tags: calavera
  • Dimensions: 16 × 16 inches
  • Statement: A migrant calavera. Tiá reminds me of my 'aunt' who smoked and had blond hair, served drinks at night, and slept during the day. She was funny and danced a lot to cumbias.
  • Availability: available
  • Price: US$350
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn