Our intention is to use the Kittyhawk plane as a motif across 4 boxes, as if they were flying along Kittyhawk Drive, above the nearby community ‘landmarks’ – Chermside Library, the Kedron-Wavell RSL, 7th Brigade Park and Kidspace.
In this design, ‘Polly’ the Kittyhawk takes off from between the pages of books, referencing the adjacent library. Viewers are positioned to view this war plane as a benevolent protector or guardian of Chermside’s multicultural community. Polly leaves behind the history of warfare to search for a new world that is free from conflict. Her departure is watched by a dog, referencing children’s books about the canine mascots of Australian troops in WW1 and WW2.