Not-Very-Merry-Go-Round

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mixed media assemblage
800 X 800 X 800 mm
by Dale Copeland

Mike Scott, a good Taranaki photographer, made a small video of me in my studio.
It shows the Not-Very-Merry-Go-Round (and all its noises).
You can see it here.


Like life - at first glance it's joy and merriment, spinning with music. But the figures have the horror of jangling juxtapositions.

This fish-like figure has turkey claws as a tail, a mis-shaped dental casting for its teeth, a bit of grilled pork bone for an eye.

Seven figures on a slowly-rotating base, with sounds which are part music box and part apparently random janglings of faint bells and chimes, rattling and clanking.
One of my favourites.

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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