Reflective and grateful - Explosive Detection Dog

Accession Number ART96880
Collection type Art
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour on paper
Maker Potter, Rachael
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made 2013
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-2021

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Watercolour of Explosive Detection Dog, who served in Afghanistan. One of 10 watercolours by HSC student and artist, Rachael Michelle Potter, in a series entitled 'Unsung Heroes- Afghanistan' of which nine are in the Memorial's collection. The dog is honoured by the background image of a soldier in reflection of fallen comrades. The dog’s expression evokes sympathy for the cost of combat, yet his eyes reflect clarity of purpose.

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