Cement workers graving dock construction, October 1943
|Title||Cement workers graving dock construction, October 1943|
|Maker||McClintock, Herbert (Artist)|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Medium||brown ink wash with pen and ink heightened with white over black pencil on paper|
|Measurement||overall: 37 x 27.4 cm|
Three workers guide a cement structure, attached to a crane, at Sydney Graving Dock. Other cement workers stand in surrounding areas of concentrated construction. In the background more cement workers toil in higher-level structures. 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.