From Nothing To Nowhere

  • From Nothing To Nowhere
  • From Nothing To Nowhere
  • From Nothing To Nowhere
  • From Nothing To Nowhere

Dale Copeland
“From nothing to nowhere”
Assemblage of found objects: Five different music boxes to play. And a hidden clock ticking the time away.
370 x 330 x 240 mm

“We all walk the same road, from nothing to nowhere, from beginning to end.
Heading towards that little hourglass which is marking off a much shorter time than we expect. Not even time to boil an egg.
We dance to different tunes.
Wind any of the knobs .. there are music boxes to play us away.

Oh, and when the music fades, listen carefully ... there's a clock ticking.

Dance till they drop you.

The little figures? I don't know what country makes souvenirs with this distinctive facial structure.”

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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