My inspiration as a sculptor comes from the beautiful environment of Kangaroo Island in South Australia where I live. The beaches and bush alike are a constant source of ideas and materials. The fishing is not bad either!
From a childhood in the Adelaide Hills, a working life in the city I made a lifestyle change to Darwin in the tropical north. Soon a career move led me from insurance to the building and metalwork industry where I learnt the many skills I now employ in my creative work.
I built a house on a rural property outside Darwin and with my partner Jennifer, an artist, we spent the next 15yrs establishing our home there.
A quieter life beckoned and Kangaroo Island’s gentle pace, unique environment and creative energy was our ideal choice.
I have a home workshop where I work in metal, copper and brass. I may incorporate found objects and natural timber into my work.
” Dean has a technical virtuosity and engages in meticulous work with real sensitivity to materials.”
Curator of the 2016 Biennial of Australian Art
Art Gallery of South Australia
In have work in private collections around Australia
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