Durian tree, Changi camp
ID numberART24468
Collection typeArt
TitleDurian tree, Changi camp
MeasurementOverall: 35.7 x 31.2 cm
Object typePainting
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date madec 1942-c 1943
Physical descriptionoil on hardboard
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThe lush tropical forest of the Malay Peninsula fascinated Griffin. As it is so alien to the Australian landscape, he created many works whilst a POW that had some vestige of foliage. Griffin states, 'Malaya is beautiful. Rich glowing contrasts of colours, heavy massive foliage, grey twisting tree trunks curving through the air in mellow heat and stabs of brilliant colour to excite the senses'.