Like Medusa’s gaze turns the beholder to stone, Trevor Smith ogles his objects to crochet. Elaborate meals, household appliances and now terrariums, insects and coral have all become subjects in Smith’s elaborate crochet world. Carefully constructed using foam armatures underneath the woollen exteriors, each work is a labour intensive exercise in craft.
Trevor Smith was born in Penola (SA) in 1961. In the early 1980s he completed a Diploma of Visual Arts at Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education (now Deakin University), majoring in sculpture.
For over 30 years Trevor has been employed in curatorial roles with public collections – Ararat Regional Art Gallery (1985-88), Horsham Regional Art Gallery (1989-2007), and more recently with Glenelg Shire Council, based in Portland. He is resolute about his art making staying a hobby, allowing his creativity to live unbounded and undefined.
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