In an age where high-tech gadgets and mass produced luxury items proliferate ceaselessly, it is easy to forget the work of millions of unknown craftsmen who skillfully labour to establish the final forms and materiality of commonly used objects.

Trudie Kroef's window installation The Tomb of the Unknown Maker is a paean  to the skill of these often unappreciated makers. As Lucy Hammonds observes, Kroef's work seeks "to redress this imbalance through translating the manufactured into an obvious craft vernacular".




Trudie Kroef is an Auckland based crafts person. She is represented by in Auckland by Masterworks Gallery and in Wellington by Avid Gallery.

Trudie Kroef, Tomb of the Unknown Maker, 2008.