Dale Devereux Copeland
How fortunate can one person be? Artist, mathematician, book binder, happy person.
A mid-life career change from teacher of maths and physics
to artist, mother, web page writer . . . .
Living at Puniho in New Zealand, with painter Paul Hutchinson
I consider myself to be one of the most fortunate people in the world.
Rich in everything but cash.

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Tempus Fugit, fug it all
Assemblage art by Dale Copeland
An exhibition in eight rooms


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Dale Copeland I love the things I make.
"Junk" is collected, sits around for about 20 years, and finally finds its place. From collage postcards to a large motorised Not-Very-Merry-Go-Round of gargoyles, including my mother's false teeth in a fish head, life is full of possibilities.

People have been puzzled by the contrast: my optimism and enthusiasm for living seen against my work, which finds its beauty in images of fear, death, and the follies of the living. To me there is no contradiction: given the horrors, the brevity and the pain, an intense joy is the only rational response; dance till they drop you, exult while you can.
(Self-analysis is the thinking woman's vice?)
Over all the joys of life, the fierce and inevitable decay.
The objects I collect, the treasures I keep for years until they find their place, they may indeed be images of death, but for me their beauty is one of the joys which make life into a glowing jewel in the dust.


Stuff about Dale, her studio, her jungle.

International Collage Exchange

My very occasional blog.

email Dale at dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces)
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Other collage & assemblage sites
The International Collage Exhibition & Exchange
(formerly called the Bakers Dozen Exchange)