Patience (slightly chipped) on a Monument

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Patience (slightly chipped) on a Monument
175 X 115 X 25mm
mixed media assemblage
by Dale Copeland, 2000

When a fellow artist gave me the broken brooch - engraved glass in a silver frame - the enclosed note said "Patience (slightly chipped) on a Monument"

And Ally (musician and friend) had long promised me his teeth - they were taken out so the surgeons could get at the throat cancer and he'd asked for them, knowing I'd love them.

The velvet jewel box came from my brother on one of his garage-sale forays, and that small disk was the talking part of an old talking doll. "Hello I Love You"

The bone-handled knife is engraved with the traditional figure, the strong man who can't face the world.
Put it all together and you get Ally, waiting for the music to die.

Ally, slightly battered, deserving that monument.


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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