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
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, dyeing, embroidery, sewing
  • Medium: beads, buttons, canvas, fabric, feathers, found-objects, lace, woven, upholstery, trim, shells
  • Year: 2020
  • 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.
arbol-de-la-vida
  • Árbol de la Vida
  • Series: Día de Muertos
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: appliqué, beadwork, dyeing, embroidery
  • Medium: beads, canvas, fabric, found-objects, salvaged, upholstery, trim
  • Year: 2020
  • Statement: This 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.