Visual Art

Sweet Betsey from Pike

The story: Based on an old American ballad written in 1858 Sweet Betsey from Pike is about the trials of a pioneer named Betsey who with her her lover Ike, migrate from Missouri (Pike country) to California. Travelling with their "yeller dog", shanghai rooster and spotted hog they encounter many a hardship and "Red Injun" eventually reaching California and marrying. After attending a dance, where Betsey dances with a miner, a jealous Ike divorces Betsey and they both run off seperately and live happily ever after. Mixed media assemblage (fabric, wood, paint, resin, aluminium, paper) 370mmW x 520mmH x 110mmD


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    Price: $1,600.00
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