Editions Remaining: 5
Total Editions: 10
7 of 10 editions on initial release.
The top end only has two seasons; wet and dry. But that doesn’t stop me seeing other seasons in a landscape. This one is a crossover between the top end and the southern states of Australia where the brown tones of the floodplains depict one of the four seasons, whilst the river captures the essence of the tropical wet season. One of my rules is that I am not to crop any of the images I take, which made this another technically challenging capture. From the air, I could see that the curve at the top of the image needed to run off the corner at the same spot on either side. This curved line balances the composition with the curves in the creek and the curves produced by tide lines pushing up on to the floodplains.
This artwork is very literal in many ways. The East Alligator River is a tidal river that relies heavily on the surrounding floodplains, to feed back in to the main river system. As the floodplains drain, they create little creeks leading into the river, which moves baitfish off the floodplains and into the East Alligator, which then Barramundi and other marine life feed off. Without the floodplains and seasonal rains, these creeks wouldn't be formed and would not allow for the cycle of life to continue. It would simply become lifeless.