Description A US Navy 'Gato' Class submarine stalks the waters of the South Pacific in hunt of Japanese merchant shipping. The submarine service sank almost 5,600,000 tons of shipping, with around 1200 Japanese merchant ships, as well as roughly 200 warships being sunk during the war in the Pacific. The U.S. Navy lost 52 submarines sunk and 4023 men of the submarine service died while on boats. The United States Navy Gato-class submarines were launched 1941-43 and were the first mass-production United States Navy submarine class of World War II.
Michael Colclough, Adelaide Member Since November 2014 Artist Statement This artwork is relatively new in the art world, a new kind of art. As opposed to conventional painting or photography, digital art allows a person to render any image on to any scenery, thereby creating a whole new class of artists. What it also allows those of us who are historians, is to create photos of military history like they were just taken, instead of some historical grainy black and white photo. While these artistic creations may not be considered 'real' art or genuine photography, it is undeniable that this kind of art is here to stay. It has been referred to as 'Digiart'.
I am one of those Digital Artists. I do military art.