Royal Orphan

Amber Ibarreche
December 2013


A book of prolific collage work, ROYAL ORPHAN is the result of Ibarreche’s methodic scavenging and hyper meditation on small details overlooked. She is at once an editor and alchemist, imbuing found imagery with new and layered meaning—deeply coded with the canon of queer and outsider attitude. Hidden messages, double entendres, bold symbol and sign draw you into her reassembled world—at times desperate and frenetic and, at others, emerging as shelter for her infinite play.

Amber Ibarreche is an art maker, skateboarder, and composer of words. The subculture of skateboarding, the music scene and comic book clubs sparked her first interest in art and alternative movements. Today, she makes zines, collages, drawings, and writings. Living and working in Brooklyn, New York, Ibarreche hails from Jacksonville, Florida. Amber is also known for her silk-screened fabric jewelry and clothing line, IBARRECHE.