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BATIK ART BY JONATHAN S. EVANS
Confessions of an Itinerant Batik Artist

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One of the first things that you have to get used to in India is the fact that you are an object of constant attention. What would be considered extremely rude in the West, is commonplace and perfectly acceptable in India. Some Indians seem to watch our every move intently, as if to trying to store up information about our very beings. They're just curious about the differences between East and West. This painting is of such a man who spotted me up in Kapkote and spent the rest of the day staring at me. If you come to India, you'll feel his eyes on the back of your neck pretty quickly. But no disrepect was intended and no offence taken.

18" X 26"

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