Shared Experience: Art and War
ATS at Work
Moynihan was concerned for the individual pressed into unfamiliar service during the war. The juxtaposition of the bland colours of uniform, camouflage and machinery contrasts with the volunteer’s own innocent features. Moynihan’s careful attention to the figure, and in particular to her painting arm, emphasises the care she is taking in her own work; an approach that seems at odds with the military exercises in the background.