Rope splicer, service wharf for graving dock under construction, October 1943
|Title||Rope splicer, service wharf for graving dock under construction, October 1943|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Medium||brush and pen and brown ink, pencil on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 27.4 x 37.2cm (irreg)|
Landscape of Sydney Graving Dock featuring cranes and construction in the background, with a man smoking a pipe and splicing (terminating the end of a run of hot rope) in the foreground. 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 show the heroism of the workers.