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ART90162

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright,

ID number ART90162
Title Making tracks
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

Profile mask of Barry John McDuff with medals, an armoured personnel carrier and a rooster in the background. 'Making tracks' is a colloquialism for 'time to go', 'to get ready or make preparations' for a state of living that became synonymous with the preparations for war. This work comments on the enduring impact of the Vietnam war experience on the soldiers and their families.