Bridge work, Burma-Thailand railway
|Title||Bridge work, Burma-Thailand railway|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Medium||pen and brush and brown ink, pencil, white gouache on paper|
|Measurement||overall: 51.4 x 35.6 cm [irreg.]|
Prisoners 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.