Just when you thought you'd really made it
“Just when you thought you'd really made it…”
Assemblage of found objects
190 x 280 x 50mm
“You're at the top of the pile, in the frame, holding the trophy ... all that.
But that black lion will take you down.
Bronze figures in wooden embroidery frame, with photogram of bubbles from my years playing in the darkroom.
Fame is a bubble.”
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 www.tart.co.nz. 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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