Tent city, Diego Garcia 9.00 pm - 1.00 am
|Title||Tent city, Diego Garcia 9.00 pm - 1.00 am|
|Place made||Indian Ocean: Diego Garcia|
|Date made||7 March 2002|
|Medium||oil on hardboard|
|Measurement||overall: 19.9 x 39.8 cm|
Night-time scene of the tent encampment at Diego Garcia, the American-occupied island. Peter Churcher recalled, "There were six men to a tent. Ninety-five percent of the airmen on the island were American, with only a small contingency of English. I painted at night simply because of the climate. The island was particularly exposed so it was hellishly hot during the day, so I went down after dinner and worked at night".