Sweet Sentiment

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Sweet Sentiment
Assemblage of found objects
Mica over loving text (from 1881) in brass frame, metal 'daisy' brooch.
On wooden serving platter, 15 x 21 cm
by Dale Copeland, 2017

A lot of my assemblages are pessimistic, but never let it be said that I belittle true feeling. Sweet sentiment.
'Sentimental' has become a denigratory word, but feeling, true feeling ... it makes us human. Fallible, vulnerable, but truly alive.
And there's that mica again. Lovely stuff to use over text. I had to buy a retro toaster on TradeMe to get some. Stupidly expensive but I really wanted the mica.
And now I'm on a roll, using it with my assemblages. Protective over paper & text, but more organic-looking than glassy.


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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