Trooper Luke Korman, Tarin Kowt

Place Asia: Afghanistan, Uruzgan Province, Tarin Kot
Accession Number ART94526
Collection type Art
Measurement Unframed: 190 cm x 140 cm x 4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description aerosol and oil on linen
Maker Quilty, Ben
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Robertson
Date made 2012
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-2021
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

In some of the works, Quilty has used dramatic symbols to represent the emotional weight and the sense of emptiness he felt some soldiers brought home with them after Afghanistan. The black hole motif also reflects his own feelings of anxiety and uncertainty during his time there. "I had such extreme feelings about the smell, sound,
emotions of being in Afghanistan ... I wanted to convey this."