Betty Jane Lau

Indian and Cowboys (2020)
53 x 75 in.

In the middle of a sleepless night I feel for my woven quilt. Reaching out I touch it and the immediate texture grounds me and reassures me that I will wake up from my dream state.

The confusion of the two sides with two views echo the shifting of our daily reality. The Indian is from South Asia and has no reference to American Indians. It is from a batik brought home by a tourist. The western scenes are typical stereotypes on fabric that would delight a child. Both spur my imagination.

© Betty Jane Lau