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ART90146

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright,

ID number ART90146
Title Welcome home
Collection Art
Object type Print
Artist McDuff, Jennifer
Place made Australia: Tasmania, Launceston
Date made 1992
Medium photo-etching on paper with zinc etching plate and leather
Measurement image: 9.5 x 10 cm

Description

An unidentified soldier stands in jungle-like surrounds, figures can be seen furtively moving with backs to the viewer in the background. The figures do not appear to be very welcoming to the soldier. Two 'identity discs' made from a zinc etching plate hang below the image. This work comments on the enduring impact of the Vietnam war experience on the soldiers and their families.