Self Portrait: 5,40,72

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Self Portrait: 5,40,72
digital collage
old school photo, Polaroid, X-ray
print on watercolour paper, A4+ size, NZ$100 - free postage
by Dale Copeland, 2015

  Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly – and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing
.... Omar Khayam
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Old Time is still a-flying
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying
.... Robert Herrick

So many good quotes to reflect this feeling, this knowledge, that to be alive is a thing of wonder and to be young is, or was, such a joy.

I'd hurt my hand punching through a board at Taekwon-do, thought a finger might be broken.
But the X-ray was so beautiful, so exciting, I forgot all about the sore hand, and pleaded to have the digital image sent to me.
Isn't it lovely? With the thumb ring so opaque it looks as though it's on top of the hand.
Holding earlier photos, it marks my path through my ages. So far.


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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