Tortuga (Turtle)

  • Tortuga (Turtle)
  • Series: Guardian Spirit
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: dyeing, embroidery, sewing
  • Medium: beads, canvas, fabric, feathers, found-objects, salvaged, upholstery, woven
  • Statement: Native American women believe that all people experience three periods in life: birth, finding their guardian spirit, and death. Finding their guardian spirit was essential and it stayed with them until the end of their life.
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Photo 1: Aaron Kuehn