Off to the Gulf
Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright
|Title||Off to the Gulf|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Medium||wood, paint, rusted wire, nails, grass|
|Measurement||Overall: 42.4 x 45.0 x 18.0 cm|
This is one of a series of works called 'Rushing off to the Gulf', it deals with Australia's willingness to support greater powers in their conflicts. 'Off to the Gulf' reflects the impetuous and thrilling nature of the expedition. Gay Hawkes (b.1942) is a sculptor and wood artist. Her unique sculpture is known for its highly imaginative and quirky qualities, using utilitarian objects and wood found in the bush and driftwood from the beaches of her native Tasmania.