Orchids is a personal project that aims to become an open and collective claim.

 

Wild orchids have been chosen as an emblem of survival and struggle against adversity, facing the problems we encounter daily, and those moments of our lives, which we do not choose, that shape us, destroy us, and that for better or worse define us.

Orchids are amazing flowers, capable of growing in the most inhospitable places, in adverse situations.

The orchids project consist of different product phases, represented in the following projects.

Orchids #1

 

The women photographed in this project under the strictest anonymity, show their bodies without filters, their visible or invisible scars are what define them. This collection, represents women of different ages, social strata, personal situations, all diferent, all unique.

A series of wild orchids have been chosen to represent each of them individually.

These orchids have been abstracted to a drawing on their bare skin, tattoed with bondage tape.

Orchids #2

 

6 women have been chosen from among the women photographed in Orchids#1, for the particular situations that have marked them.

6 stereoscopes in a closed circle concentrate an indiscreet window to these women intimacy.

The viewer becomes a voyeur who accesses the most intimate secret of each: a rape, an eating disorder, menopause, breast cancer, depression, domestic abuse.

Orchids #3

 

6 illustrations of the project have been chosen and they have been represented in free walls, each mural is accompanied by the #survivingorchids campaign, a campaign that aims to celebrate survival over victimization and urges the use of social networks for that purpose.

Let’s take a selfie in a place where you feel comfortable and confident, and upload it to your wall with the hashtag #survivingorchids, become part of the change.

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 SURVIVING ORCHIDS by debora ESPINOSA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.