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Beech­worth’s Evan Smith ( pic­tured) has been tak­ing time off from his work as a fit­ter and turner at the fam­ily work­shop Pen­ny­weight Engi­neer­ing to do some amaz­ing creative weld­ing of his own. Us­ing some pieces of steel and sheet metal Mr Smith cre­ated ‘ Therese’, a lit­tle girl who seems to be help­ing with the im­pos­si­ble task of push­ing a huge boul­der up a hill on the out­skirts of Beech­worth. Mr Smith is well known for his out­stand­ing and thought- pro­vok­ing sculp­tures. “I like to make hu­man pieces, but I also en­joy mak­ing other things from metal, like un­usual gates and doors,” he said. “Peo­ple come to me with an idea and I’ll of­ten be able to build it for them.”

PHOTO: Wendy Stephens

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