Open Home

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Open Home
mixed media assemblage
glass box (for a candle?), wooden slats (from kitset dollhouse furniture?), coin and chopping board
by Dale Copeland, 2007
330 X 275 X 240 mm
NZ $820

Open Home.
The house opened out for presentation, offered on a platter. For the chop.
No substance, all gloss.
I like that poem by Strand:
In a field
I am the absence of field.
This is always the case.
Wherever I am, I am what is missing.

When I walk I part the air
And always the air moves in to fill the spaces where my body's been.

We all have reasons for moving.
I move to keep things whole.
Not totally sure what it means, but I like the feeling.

Oh, and right in the middle of the brass-and-glass open home there's a golden coin, a dollar. That is, after all, what open homes are about, yes?


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

email Dale at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove the spaces)
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