Durian tree, Changi camp
|Title||Durian tree, Changi camp|
|Maker||Griffin, Murray (Artist)|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Date made||c 1942-c 1943|
|Medium||oil on hardboard|
|Measurement||Overall: 35.7 x 31.2 cm|
The 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'.