Artworks

orquidia-violeta dragon-and-mermaid-under-water-in-the-willamette-river
  • Dragon & Mermaid Under Water in the Willamette River
  • Series: Fire on the Water
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, dyeing, embroidery, sewing
  • Medium: beads, buttons, canvas, fabric, feathers, found-objects, lace, woven, upholstery, trim, shells
  • Year: 2020
  • Dimensions: 45 × 39 inches
  • Statement: This would be my third year doing The Dragon Boat Art Show in May. The pandemic took over our lives. I did this piece to shield me from the truth. I used everything in my studio/bedroom like: buttons, feathers, bottle cap, pearls, earrings, medallion, shells, and salvaged encapsulated in mesh all items were found in the Willamette River, even the plastic unicorn.
  • Availability: sold
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
arbol-de-la-vida
  • Árbol de la Vida
  • Award: This piece was selected for the Portable Works Public Art Collection. It was a true honor to win the Support Beam Grant Award, 2020. Support Beam is designed to support emerging artists’ long-term creative practice and livelihood during an unprecedented time.
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, dyeing, embroidery
  • Medium: beads, canvas, fabric, found-objects, salvaged, upholstery, trim
  • Year: 2020
  • Dimensions: 59 × 50 inches
  • Statement: This work depicts the tree of life, symbolizing our connectedness, and the beauty of togetherness. The large tapestry depicts the artist's Grandparents as two Día de Muertos Calaveras holding hands forming the roots of a Tree of Life. The trunk and branches of the tree include indigenous Salvadoran, and personal imagery. The piece is machine and hand sewn, appliquéd, and embroidered using hand-dyed materials salvaged from around Portland.
  • Availability: sold
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
orquidia-violeta dream-vest front-and-back
  • Sueño (Dream)
  • Series: Chaleco Protector
  • Artform: clothing, costume, functional
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, sewing
  • Medium: buttons, canvas, beads, salvaged, trim, woven, felt, upholstery
  • Year: 2020
  • Dimensions: 20 × 21 inches
  • Statement: I go to sleep and dream of a much better world with flowers growing out of my head
  • Availability: unavailable
  • Price: US$350
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
orquidia-violeta plantas-mi-amigos
  • Plantas Mi Amigos
  • Series: Portrait
  • Artform: flat
  • Medium: canvas, salvaged, fabric, woven
  • Year: 2020
  • Dimensions: 17 × 16 inches
  • Statement: I embroidered this piece to help myself relax during the Covid-19 pandemic. I am surrounding myself with my friends, the plants, to shield me from harm, and to support my colorful heart that gives me life. That is a dream I had not too long from now.
  • Availability: sold
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
orquidiavioleta-nativosamericanos-nativeamericans-front orquidiavioleta-nativosamericanos-nativeamericans-back
  • Nativos Americanos (Native Americans)
  • Series: Chaleco Protector
  • Artform: clothing, costume, functional
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, embroidery, sewing, weaving
  • Medium: canvas, fabric, feathers, beads, found-objects, salvaged, woven, upholstery
  • Year: 2020
  • Dimensions: 20 × 22 inches
  • Statement: One of my Chaleco Protectors. Each Protective Vest is a unique refuge depicting mythical heroines and others finding balance in the midst of pollution, conflict, disorder and darkness. The Nativos Americanos vest celebrates the resilience of indiginous people.
  • Availability: unavailable
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta