Work: Squeeze Me
Construction: Stainless Steel
Size: 2200mm x 600mm x 600mm
Strong, playful, immaculate, Squeeze Me (Offensive) is a rocket, partner to the bomb Incendiary Artwork at Brick Bay.
An admiration for the aerodynamic purity and formal beauty of the 'grand slam' bombs and rockets designed by Barnes Wallace during World War II motivated McCracken to create these striking sculptures.
Commonly associated with war, power and fear, the artist lightens these ‘heavy’ objects by creating them to resemble inflatable toys, and paints them with colours taken from the socks of school boys.