Gypsy Gold

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Gypsy Gold
mixed media assemblage
gold, both real and fake.
Bone, computer chip & keyboard connections, bubble-level, moonstone, in old Italian box.
10.5 X 15 X 2.5 cm when open
NZ $ 240 + post

All that glitters is not gold.
More correctly, 'all that glisters is not gold' but the meaning is the same.

Perhaps J.R.R. Tolkien said it best, in The Fellowship of the Ring:

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

  The ring is from one of the street gypsies in Paris, pretending to be gold.
There's real gold in here, but who can tell the difference?

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
email Dale at dale @ (remove the spaces)

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