Sol (Sun)

  • Sol (Sun)
  • Series: Guardian Spirit
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, dyeing, embroidery, weaving
  • Medium: beads, canvas, fabric, feathers, found-objects, salvaged, shells, woven, yarn
  • Year: 2021
  • Dimensions: 7 × 10 inches
  • Statement: Some Pacific Northwest Native American women identify three primary stages in life: birth, finding a guardian spirit, and death. The tradition of finding one’s spirit is a rite that forms a common bond within the community, while simultaneously defining an individual’s personal identity. This woman with the Sun spirit only works during the day. When the Sun goes down, she goes to sleep. The Sun is out and she is weaving a traditional tapestry. It contains a blue river that runs off the weaving. Another weaver can start with this river that connects the community through time with a continuous unbroken thread.
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta