Rachet straps are strong and robust, industrially sewn to secure their prized cargo, while being vulnerable, susceptible to the harsh elements. Embedded with red dirt and grease, worn down exposing their histories. My aim is to monumentalise these straps, retire them from their duties, to recognise their efforts. The work highlights the vitality I see in them, rendering visible the mechanisms of trade which define the country’s economy. True Blue mimics the essence of what it is to be truly Australian.