Copper Leaves

  • Copper Leaves

Dale Copeland
‘Copper Leaves’
Assemblage of found objects.
300 x 270 x 40 mm

“I'd made several assemblages inside old triangular cribbage boards for packing in a suitcase to take to a Tartists exhibition in Paris.

This year I turned some into hexagons (with 2 triangles on top of each other ... lines joining their points will form a hexagon) for the Hive Mind exhibition in The Village Gallery in Eltham.

I like the resultant shape so made 'Copper Leaves', the last of the triangles, into a hexagon.”

Dale Copeland describes herself as a mathematician-turned-artist. The one time head of a college maths and physics department and freelance computer programmer, Copeland, at the age of forty-three opted for a new lifestyle devoted to art and motherhood. She is now a 6th Dan black belt in Taekwon-Do and is still training regularly. Dale has often been referred to as the back bone of the Taranaki arts community, she is currently the driving force behind the artist collective called Virtual TART which shows their work online through the Virtual TART site In 2012 Dale was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the arts. Dale lives at Puniho with painter Paul Hutchinson.


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