The essence is gone

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The essence is gone
assemblage of found objects
china funerary dove, old pipe case, old weight-measuring scale
21 X 21 X 6 cm
by Dale Copeland, 2015
Some call it the soul. (And there have even been experiments to try and measure the weight which is lost on death, as the soul leaves.
I call it only personality, reality, the self.
Not entirely lost while remembered by friends, but certainly not in that box.


Dale's studio can be found at Puniho,
Surf Highway, Coastal Taranaki, New Zealand

More of her artwork, and the books she makes, can be found on her site at dalecopeland.co.nz.
email Dale at dale @ tart.co.nz (remove the spaces)



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