• NOW

Dale Copeland
Assemblage of found objects and photographs
195 x 340 x 35mm

"I found an old notebook where I'd scribbled odd thoughts. One had 'Now is the thin line between the forgotten and the unknown. Enjoy it.' I've used it in the reverse order, mostly because the figure (a collage I'd made years ago) is facing left, looking to the future. The unknown, NOW, and the forgotten. NOW is very brief, enjoy it. What you can, while you can."

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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