Archetypes of Choice

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Archetypes of Choice - a generalisation
Choose your hero, your role model, your view of self, your future
29.5 x 21 cm
Dale Copeland 2022

For women .... it's a wide choice between the ideal, the idol, the virgin purity,
and the commercial beauty, the sensually appealing, the short-lived commercial ideal.
For men the further extremes.
From the lascivious grabbing lecher to the hardworking husband,
weight of the world, the family, the mortgage, all on his shoulders.

The curved box was the lid of a treasure chest given to me by a friend. A real treasure.
Difficult to make the rectangular box underneath the right shape to support the curve.

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

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