Friday, March 20, 2020

#53. 'Indian and Cowboys' (Route 66 With Curry) 2020.2 @ 53" x 75" stretched out. Indonesian batik, American fabric. Indonesian character is probably from a Wayang Kulit Hindu epic like the Ramayana. Western prints are of stereotypical "cowboys and indians".

                                                 

53" x 50" gathered
Driving in the midwest I see curry take out lunches at gas stations and S.E. Asians welcoming me into their motels. People have come to set up home in the midwest just like me. I imagine dreams of a young Indian boy might include one of the many Hindu pantheons along with Cowboys and Indians he might see on late night t.v. Stories/legends might mix/swirl in his head.