Tommy Pau, Milk Tin Trains
Linocut printed in black ink from one block
Edition of 10, 2013
Paper size: 565 x 760mm
Printed by Elizabeth Hunter
Artwork story: We would collect empty milk tins punch a hole at both ends and put a wire through it an fill it with sand and pull it along with a rope. Sometimes we would attach three or four to make long train.
The bead around the boys neck is made from fruits such as goose berry or Eror (Bell Fruit) that we ate when hungry. The plant is the cassava plant. My mum had a big cassava plantation in our yard and would keep it clean everyday and that is where we played at times.