Linesmen erecting pole, graving dock, August 1943
|Title||Linesmen erecting pole, graving dock, August 1943|
|Maker||McClintock, Herbert (Artist)|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Medium||ink wash with pen and ink over pencil on paper|
|Measurement||overall: 27.4 x 36.4 cm|
Several linesmen working to erect a pole at Sydney Graving Dock. They are attaching ropes to the pole. Cranes as well as other construction occupies the background. McClintock's focus on the immensity of these structures is demonstrative of the scale of the project being undertaken. The artist also utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers.