Cruciforms, sculpture by Clifford Last
Pioneering sculptor Clifford Last was a founding member of Centre 5, a group formed in 1960 to promote and foster the understanding of Modern sculpture in Australia. He had trained as a sculptor in England before migrating to Australia in 1947. Last spent fourteen months back in England in 1950–51, after which his work took on a more geometrical form and he increasingly explored shapes which demonstrated emotions existing in family groups. Last preferred not to go into detail about the meaning behind his work, which has meant that Cruciforms has been interpreted variously as bird, plant, bone, or a mother and child.