This spectacular book presents a richly illustrated record of the sculptural practice of Dean Bowen, whose thematically related paintings and prints featured in 2009 in Argy-Bargy, a twin volume.
Hundreds of bronze sculptures by the artist are beautifully reproduced, and the reader is invited into his studio and the nearby bronze foundry where they were conceived and created. These sculptures reveal the humanitarian and environmental values expressed in all of his works. Many are now in public collections and his monumental bronze Wombats, Echidnas, Owls and other creatures are now encountered in numerous public spaces.
Dean Bowen’s career to date is described in detail, outlining an extensive history of exhibitions held throughout Australia from as early as 1983, as well as the numerous exhibitions which have travelled to Japan, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and France.