"Jack" Daniels

Accession Number ART91787
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 37.5 x 27.6 cm (irreg.)
Object type Drawing
Physical description charcoal, brush and sepia and black ink wash, white chalk on grey paper
Maker Churcher, Peter
Date made 19 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

A portrait of one of the older, and more experienced sailors. Peter Churcher recalled, "Jack was an experienced crusty sailor. He had spent most of his life at sea. This is sort of the opposite of Fraser. I felt it important to depict him and chose to draw ink drawing rather than a painting. He is shown splicing a piece of rope, one of the older skills of the sea. I was tired of painting; I had been painting so much. I did this right at the end of my three weeks. I drew it at night after dinner. I had been painting all day and wanted to do something different and chose to draw rather than paint. The drawing took about the same time, about an hour".