Bush toy, helicopter, wire / metal / acrylic paint / stickers, made by Justin Hayes, Keringke Arts Aboriginal Cooperative, Northern Territory, Australia, 2003
A bush toy in the shape of a helicopter with metal rotor. Wire and metal frame encased with adhesive tape, acrylic paint, painted words 'siso' on the helicopter's tail and on the helicopter's body side frame the word 'Helimuster', plastic, various cut out commercial paraphernalia from 'Eveready', 'battery', 'Winfield', 'Pepsi', 'Diet Coke' products placed along the side and front of the bush toy and around the base of the rotor blade. An electrical light that flashes, situated along the tail frame of the Helicopter. Curved landing struts painted in black acrylic with yellow painted tips at each end. Bush Toys are widely used within the remote East Arrernte Aboriginal communities of Alcoota (Engawala Station), Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) and Titjikala (Maryvale Station). Bush Toys reflect images of the outback and more specifically the cattle industry experience within these communities throughout several generations.
painted onto object surface at tail ' siso' and across side 'Helimuster'. Adhered to various parts of the objects body are sections of text from commercial products 'Pepsi', Diet Coke', 'Eveready', 'Battery', 'Winfield'