Artworks

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  • Pequeño Vestido de Gallo
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Artform: clothing, costume, sculpture
  • Type: dress
  • Method: appliqué, embroidery, needlework, beadwork, sewing
  • Medium: found-objects, salvaged, trim, upholstery, woven
  • Year: 2019
  • Tags: calavera
  • Statement: The small calaveras signify migrant children who have died crossing the imaginary line.
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn
  • Photo 2: Aaron Kuehn
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  • Vestido de Calaveras
  • Award: Best Cultural Outfit, 2018 Día de Muertos, Portland Art Museum
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Artform: clothing, costume, sculpture
  • Type: dress
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, needlework, sewing
  • Medium: found-objects, salvaged, trim, upholstery, woven
  • Year: 2018
  • Tags: calavera
  • Statement: The calaveras signify women who died in El salvador during the civil war (1980–1992).
  • Photo 1: K.Kendall
  • Photo 2: Aaron Kuehn
  • Photo 3: Aaron Kuehn
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  • Mamá y Bebé
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, sewing
  • Medium: trim, beads, shells, salvaged, found-objects, upholstery, woven
  • Tags: calavera
  • Statement: A migrant calavera. There are rose petals and shells hidden in the piece that remind me of my own mother.
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn
orquidia-violeta hija
  • Hija
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, embroidery, beadwork, sewing
  • Medium: found-objects, woven, salvaged, trim
  • Year: 2019
  • Tags: calavera
  • Statement: A migrant calavera. This piece represents me.
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn
orquidia-violeta suegra
  • Suegra
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, sewing
  • Medium: found-objects, salvaged, trim, woven
  • Year: 2019
  • Tags: calavera
  • Statement: A migrant calavera. Mother in law.
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn