The Art of Riding a Camel

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The Art of Riding a Camel
mixed media assemblage
coins, broken china, brass
by Dale Copeland

As I see it, a metaphor for life as an artist.

The ride may not be as soft as on the pig's back, but the view is much better and you get to cross your deserts.

Pilots have a sad sick term for cloud which hides a mountain - "cumulo-granite". Here we have cumulo-currency; the major threat to riding high is being brought down by finance.

I thank the people of Taranaki who contributed to my collection of old coins and allowed me to finish making this mountain.

And if that cloud looks more like fractured domesticity than pie-in-the-sky, then so be it.

Whatever keeps you going.


Dale's studio can be found on Surf Highway, Taranaki, New Zealand

More of her work can be seen on the Virtual TART site at http://virtual.tart.co.nz/Dale

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