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Assemblage of found objects in an Asian lacquered gift box
38 x 26 x 6 cm when closed
Dale Copeland 2022

YES, escape is possible.

I made this one thinking of a young friend at university, studying something which isn't her passion.
There are so many traps:
a job which brings nothing but income, domesticity without even friendship.
Life is short seek joy.

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

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