Celebrating Dean Bowen’s childhood exuberance | The Canberra Times

Stephens characterizes Bowen’s sculptures through their stillness. Describing one of Bowen’s sculptures, he writes: “A huge cat stands motionless and alert, projecting an air of focused attention. The lion-sized animal is not on the prowl or hunting. It is simply there in the world, its presence calm and respectful.Happiness -contentment with what is happening- manifests itself in the here and now, evidenced by this elongated, benign animal.It is simply titled, Cat (2012). Without the weight of any forceful allegory, this creature is precisely what it appears to be. And that’s more than enough: to be fully in this moment.”

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