Dean Power

The Four Invitations Of Syzgium Moore

05 - 31 October 2018

Dean Power Coolamon and Wollumbin 001

Dean Power
Coolamon and Wollumbin 001
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powered Graphite on Stonehenge Paper
76cm x 58cm
2018

Dean Power The Bough Becomes A Womb 002

Dean Power 
The Bough Becomes A Womb 002
Watercolour, Ink, Powdered Graphite on Arches Paper
76cm x 106cm
2018

Dean Power Coolamon Landscape Byron Bay 001

Dean Power 
Coolamon Landscape Byron Bay 001
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Stonehenge Paper
77cm x 111cm
2018

Dean Power Coolamon Landscape Byron Bay 002

Dean Power
Coolamon Landscape Byron Bay 002
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Stonehenge Paper
77cm x 111cm
2018

Dean Power The Bough Becomes A Womb 001

Dean Power
The Bough Becomes A Womb 001
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Arches Paper
76cm x 106cm
2018  

Dean Power Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 001

Dean Power
Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 001
Watercolour, Charcoal, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Stonehenge Paper
76cm x 57cm
2018 

Dean Power Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 002

Dean Power
Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 002
Watercolour, Charcoal, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Stonehenge Paper 
76cm x 57cm 
​2018 

Dean Power Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 003

Dean Power
Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 003
Watercolour, Charcoal, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Stonehenge Paper 
76cm x 57cm 
​2018 

Dean Power Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 004

Dean Power
Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 004
Watercolour, Charcoal, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Stonehenge Paper 
76cm x 57cm 
​2018 

Dean Power Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 005

Dean Power
Coolamon Trees In Byron Bay Landscape 005
Watercolour, Charcoal, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Stonehenge Paper 
76cm x 57cm 
​2018 

David Hancock Untiled Coolamon

David Hancock
Untiled Coolamon
Inkjet print on canvas
76cm x 101cm 

Dean Power Coolamon Landscape Byron Bay 002

Dean Power 
Coolamon Landscape Byron Bay 002
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Watercolour Paper
152cm x 102cm
2018

Dean Power The First Invitation Of Syzygium Moorei

Dean Power 
The First Invitation Of Syzygium Moorei
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Canson Paper
152cm x 119cm
2018 

Dean Power The Second Invitation Of Syzygium Moorei

Dean Power 
The Second Invitation Of Syzygium Moorei
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Canson Paper
152cm x 119cm
2018 

Dean Power  The Third Invitation Of Syzygium Moorei

Dean Power 
The Third Invitation Of Syzygium Moorei
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Canson Paper
152cm x 119cm
2018

Dean Power  The Third Invitation Of Syzygium Moorei

Dean Power 
The Third Invitation Of Syzygium Moorei
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Canson Paper
152cm x 119cm
2018

Dean Power Coolamon Supreme

Dean Power 
Coolamon Supreme 
Watercolour, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Paper
2018 

Dean Power Coolamon Landscape Looking East

Dean Power
Coolamon Landscape Looking East
Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Powdered Graphite on Arches Paper
56cm x 76cm
2018  

Dean Power Sketchbook

Dean Power 
Sketchbook
2018

Dean Power

Dean Power 

The Four Invitations of Syzygium Moorei is a series of paintings by local artist Dean Power, revering the Coolamon Tree (Syzygium Moorei) and its divine feminine presence in Byron Bay landscape.


Despite being an iconic species with a natural range from Mudgeeraba to Richmond River,very few locals know The Coolamon Tree well, or would be aware that the Coolamon Tree is listed as vulnerable under the federal EPBC act. Perhaps even fewer have seen it flowering.

When it does flower, the Coolamon Tree, (also known by the names Rose Apple, Robby, Durobby, Watermelon Tree, Coolamon Rose Apple) is a heavenly reminder of the beauty and wonder of this world and particularly of the country around Byron Bay.

The artist throws down a challenge "I defy anyone who has seen a Coolamon flowering to find a more feminine tree on the planet".

The work invites viewers to consider the influence the landscape and the tree has for those visiting or living the Byron Bay region. "We as humans tend to try to seperate ourselves from nature, to see ourselves as something different. Living in this powerful landscape comes with its own challenges and opportunities. However, it seems entirely possible the Coolamon may inspire us all to live and be here elegantly."

DEAN POWER BIO

Dean Power is an Australian landscape artist whose work deals with the metaphysical and lyrical aspects of nature and the country he works on.

“My supreme blessing in life was to grow up on the banks of a river, quite literally. I didn’t attend school until I was 12, so my days were spent in the river, unconsciously developing a deep respect for our connection with nature.”

A self-taught artist Dean has received a number of public art commissions and exhibited in Brisbane, Gladstone, Monto and Emerald Regional Gallery. Dean's work has been hung in the Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and has won several art prizes at regional shows.