The Big Little Man

The Big Little Man

 

Artist

Dean Bowen

Medium

Bronze

District

Civic

Acquired

2008

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This whimsical sculpture provokes interaction and discussion. It appears as both larger and smaller than life at the same time, as if all the fun contained in a child’s drawing has been scaled-up and cast in bronze.

The artist makes use of an aesthetic language made popular by French artist Jean Dubuffet through his concept of ‘Art Brut’ or ‘Raw Art’. 

Launched on 4 April 2008 by Jon Stanhope MLA Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts.

Dean Bowen
The Big Little Man, 1999
Bronze, edition 1 of 3
Petrie Plaza, Civic