Schoolteacher reads the first lesson

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Schoolteacher reads the first lesson
assemblage of found objects
china ducks, old barometer face, bird skeleton, cockatiel eggs
26 X 38 X 7 cm
by Dale Copeland, 2015
$650 plus postage

  It's the arrogance of certainty that gets me.
This is the way that it is. Why? Because I say so.
Here the pompous duck in high stiff collar tells the eggs about the lovely life after death.
High in the sky, without stormy weather. Bliss.
The bird skeleton sees it like it is.
Are you familiar with the ads for Tui beer? ... The cynical response 'Yeah, right'.

Mythology is what grown-ups believe,
folklore is what they tell the children,
and religion is both.
..... Cedric Whitman

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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