Betsy Ross got the Blues
Betsy Ross got the Blues, 2017
Hand-dyed indigo muslin, embroidery
2’ x 3’
Betsy Ross got the Blues reimagines Old Glory in shades of indigo with an unfinished field of stars. Indigo dye has a longstanding relationship to labor as a prized global commodity, a lesser known part of America's plantation economy, and its use in the creation of denim—the fabric of the working class.
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