Trevor Askin cast his first bronze sculpture in 1980. Over the years, Trevor Askin has developed his own style of abstracted sculpture, he calls his style “Curvilinear” to describe the unique way that the bronze appears to be folded and rounded. Trevor uses the method of lost wax casting (Cire Perdue) to make his sculptures.
“There is a nobility about bronze” and an everlastingness that Trevor revels in, his sculptures are made to last forever. Widely sought after by collectors his ‘curvilinear’ pieces are one-off sculptures, Trevor does not have a master mould for any of these works. He completes every step in the production of his bronze sculptures himself from his studio and foundry in the South Island. Trevor considers himself an “amateur ornithologist” and is especially known for his sculptures of birds. He has always enjoyed observing nature and also the interaction between birds.
From where he lives he is able to observe many different birds – ducks, herons, oystercatchers, and gulls. Many of his bronze sculptures capture the intricacies of his observations of his surrounding natural environment.