The self-portrait (Thake as the ant hill in the background) has been described as "seeing himself in the most unlikely forms was one of Thakes' favourite games. Travelling in the far north of Australia during World War II, he had seen large anthills and sketched their resemblance to human forms. " (http://victoria.slv.vic.gov.au/ericthake/christmas/card03.html)
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