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When I started creating this piece I wasn’t sure where it was going to go, but then I started to see space, stars, planets and the milky way and I was immediately drawn to camping, my swag, campfires and the great outback that is the Northern Territory. I have lost track of how many nights I have camped under the stars and it will always be a favourite pastime of mine. The best skies are without doubt in the deserts like the Simpson where the skies are light free and pollution free allowing the smallest speck of light from a star millions of light years away and probably no longer existing to become visible. This piece also reminds me of my navy time when I learnt astro navigation with a sextant and the art of navigating by the stars. Cosmos was captured over the floodplains of the East Alligator in Kakadu National Park.
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.