|Measurement||Overall: 42.4 x 45.0 x 18.0 cm|
|Physical description||wood, paint, rusted wire, nails, grass|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
Gulf War, 1990-1991
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Off to the Gulf
This is one of a series of works called 'Rushing off to the Gulf', it deals with Australia's willingness to support greater powers in their conflicts. 'Off to the Gulf' reflects the impetuous and thrilling nature of the expedition. Gay Hawkes (b.1942) is a sculptor and wood artist. Her unique sculpture is known for its highly imaginative and quirky qualities, using utilitarian objects and wood found in the bush and driftwood from the beaches of her native Tasmania.