Yes Sir

Accession Number ART28158
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 37 x 22 x 22 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description red gum
Maker Hirschfeld-Mack, Ludwig
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

This work was carved whilst the German artist was an internee in Australia. Ludwig Hirschfield Mack spent time in camp at Hay, New South Wales, Orange, New South Wales and then at Tatura, Victoria. The wooden statue depicts an internee in camp, a large figure standing to attention and towering above a cluster of huts enclosed by a barbed wire fence. The words 'Yes, Sir!' are carved into the base of the work.