I found some photo's in my Nanna's Collection that I wanted to use as the subject for a painting. These workers were known as the "Navvies" and went out into the Goldfields Outback to maintain the train lines. I can't begin to imagine how hard the work must have been. It really makes me appreciate my Grandparents.
These photos are dated 1923.
I used paper collage and acrylic on MDF for this painting.