Bridge work, Burma-Thailand railway
ID numberART25107
Collection typeArt
TitleBridge work, Burma-Thailand railway
Measurementoverall: 51.4 x 35.6 cm [irreg.]
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1946
Physical descriptionpen and brush and brown ink, pencil, white gouache on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionPrisoners building a bridge on the Burma-Thailand railway. Although Griffin volunteered to work on the Burma-Thailand railway, he gave up his spot for a fellow prisoner and remained in Changi. He created this series based on survivors' testimony. With his use of light and shade, Griffin encapsulates the feeling of hell and despair.