Memories/histories

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Memories/histories
mixed media assemblage of found objects
wooden doll, coral, brass letter, dry beetle my uncle brought back from the war, tin for shaving gear ... also back from the war.
Book spines & hand-painted flyleaves, the detritus that can never quite be thrown away
by Dale Copeland, 2009

Friends and relations give me the things that they can never quite throw away:
their fathers brought them back in their kitbags and kept them as though they mattered.
Is that all that history is, the bits pieced together from memories & souvenirs?


Dale's studio can be found on Surf Highway, Taranaki, New Zealand

More of her work can be seen on the Virtual TART site at http://virtual.tart.co.nz/Dale

email Dale at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove the spaces)

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