Ring The Bells

  • Ring The Bells
  • Ring The Bells
  • Ring The Bells

Dale Copeland
‘Ring the bells, the best is behind us’
Assemblage of found objects: Rear vision mirror from a truck, bronze bells and hammer.
280mm high

“I love the reflection in these convex mirrors. The bells each play a different tone when you hit them with the little hammer. I don't yet know whether the best is behind or still to come. Or, indeed, here and now.”

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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