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Dale Copeland
Assemblage of found objects in an Asian lacquered gift box
380 x 260 x 60 mm (when closed)

“YES, escape is possible. I made this one thinking of a young friend at university, studying something which isn't her passion. There are so many traps: a job which brings nothing but income, domesticity without even friendship. Life is short seek joy.”

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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