Editions Remaining: 4
Total Editions: 10
7 of 10 editions on initial release.
This is another image from the 5000 feet mark and shows a billabong reaching into the floodplains from the South Alligator River. Floodplains are an intricate system with so many elements in them that it is hard to really see and appreciate from the ground. It wasn’t until I was at the higher altitude that I could see the turtle stretching out onto the floodplain.
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.