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Nacre

Editions:  10

Editions Remaining:  5

Nacre (mother of pearl) is that crystalline substance that lines the inside of shells. The
mollusk secretes an organic substance, Conchiolin, that lines the inside of the shell
protecting it from parasites. It is an iridescent layering that shimmers colour as light bounces
off the surface. The sandbars and reefs that are contained in the shallow basin in front of
the Roper and Limmen Rivers are a thriving ecosystem that remains undiscovered. Because
of the remoteness of the area marine research and a scientific database is lacking. Perhaps
there is a currently unknown mollusk endemic to the area.

Limited to 7 editions on initial release.

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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.

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