Sands of Time
Editions Remaining: 2
Total Editions: 10
7 of 10 editions on initial release.
The battle of tides and sand bars is an ever-changing fight that neither side ever wins. Tidal currents close to the shore move sand from one location to another dependent on strength of tidal flow and season but in doing that it changes its own flow patterns. This constant and ever moving delivery of sand and the subsequent changing of flow is a fascinating relationship. The layers of sand and different heights caught my eye in this piece. You can see the center darker island jutting downwards into two lighter areas. Knowing this is a higher area similar tones can be seen in two other areas, we have height in the image and the flow and ebb of water now makes sense as it runs down the image.
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.