Editions Remaining: 5
Total Editions: 10
7 of 10 editions on initial release.
Sandbars created parallel to the shoreline are a result of currents depositing sand and silt, are known as Longshore drifts. I was in the ultra light over Bynoe Harbour doing my usual unplanned, not sure what I’m looking for flight, when we wandered further out than normal. I hadn’t checked the tide but was happy when I found the sand bars awash and the wind was minimal so not much white water. It seemed everything was lining up for something, I just had to find it. A few passes over the area at various heights and I started to get a feeling. I wanted the island to feature but in a manner that highlighted the sand bars and by using the angle of the sun, the wave action on the sandbars was visible. My story of Longshore drifts was told.
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.