Editions Remaining: 5
Total Editions: 10
7 of 10 editions on initial release.
Captured at about 5000 feet near the South Alligator River in Kakadu National Park, this billabong looks like a wave breaking on the shore line. Having spent a lot of time around the coastline and especially the NT, waves and the interaction with the shoreline is something I never get tired of. This piece reminded me of a time over at Nhulunbuy where the wind picked up overnight and my tinnie which was resting on the beach was flooded. It took 5 hours the next day to dig the sand out of it. Whilst I have had a few close calls with waves and the ocean overtime, falling asleep listening to wave action on the beach has to be one of the best sounds nature creates.
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.