The Oxford english dictionary describes the word explosion as “a sudden outburst of something or a violent expansion in which energy is transmitted as a shock wave.
This art piece is an explosion of three forms: geographical, artistic and personal. Firstly the geographical explosion. Floodplains are holding grounds for the massive volume of water that the top end landscape experiences during the wet season but they are surrounded by high country typically open woodland or such vegetation types. The surrounding higher country can be seen bordering the floodplain with an inlet coming in from the bottom right. This would be a creek system that collects the water from the woodlands and carries it to the entrance of the floodplain where upon it passes the bottle neck and floods or explodes out onto the floodplain where it slows down and moves slowly towards a major river system. In this case it is the South Alligator in Kakadu National Park.
Colour colour and more colour. I love colour. Colour makes me feel happy, full of life and expression and sometimes I need a piece that explodes life and colour. Just like the water exploding out on the floodplain the colour follows a similar trend as it moves away across the floodplain into the bright and happy cyans.
Personally I created this piece as a fitting end to 2018 because it’s been a great year and 2019 is going to be even better. For the people who know me my head is always full of ideas and thoughts as well as a new found passion for what I am doing now as an artist. 2018 has seen me grow as an artist and as a person and this explosion of water and colour is how I see my year and how 2019 will be as well.
Live life with passion and vigour and go hard at everything you do. That’s me and this explosion of colour is me.
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