Editions Remaining: 5
Total Editions: 10
7 of 10 editions on initial release.
The world looks very different form 7000 feet in an ultra-light, but add the wet season flooding and it is different again. Normally prime grazing country for cattle, the floodplains are abandoned as they become inaccessible. This area near Chambers Bay and Marsh Creek I initially few over at only 1000 feet and knew instantly I needed height, but wasn’t sure how much. So the slow climb began to find the right perspective. I did want to get higher but as normal restrictions come into play I must solve them on the run to make the composition work. In this case, we ran out of lift and the ultra-light basically refused to climb any higher. I settled on the fence line and the water tank to show it was cattle country but the interesting part was the water being stationary, but the surface wind made interesting patterns which were affected by the grass islands raising above the flood waters.
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.