A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go

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A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go
An old nursery rhyme.

Assemblage of found objects
49 x 30 x 6 cm
Dale Copeland

I found the central pieces .. two toy frogs and the board for some sort of shell game.
They looked good together, but held no meaning. Until I gave the big from a salivating tongue and a keen look.
It began to look like that old nursery rhyme.
I found the pieces to make some comparisons ... wooing or courting through different ages & fashions.
Small china heads from the romantic and 'proper' 40's
And, on the right, the realities of display. The modern woman and the archetypical lusting man.

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

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