Betty Jane Lau

My work focus on differences. I want my woven “quilts” of discarded strips of cloth to have a dialogue between their two sides. I portray opposites of our physical world, people types, and political strife. A 4th of July fireworks in the air flips to a sea turtle; a stereotypical male and female perceive a walk in the woods differently; a conflict between science and religion on Mauna Kea share a weave and exist back to back on one piece. I believe the best viewing of my art is seeing both sides at the same time: an impossibility.

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