Sweet Sentiment

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Sweet Sentiment
Assemblage of found objects
Mica over loving text (from 1881) in brass frame, metal 'daisy' brooch.
On wooden serving platter, 15 x 21 cm
by Dale Copeland, 2017

A lot of my assemblages are pessimistic, but never let it be said that I belittle true feeling. Sweet sentiment.
'Sentimental' has become a denigratory word, but feeling, true feeling ... it makes us human. Fallible, vulnerable, but truly alive.
And there's that mica again. Lovely stuff to use over text. I had to buy a retro toaster on TradeMe to get some. Stupidly expensive but I really wanted the mica.
And now I'm on a roll, using it with my assemblages. Protective over paper & text, but more organic-looking than glassy.


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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