The Creek

Editions Remaining:  4

Total Editions:  10

7 of 10 editions on initial release.

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I was flying over Gunn Point north east of Darwin and struggling for features in this predominantly woodland area. The mangroves offer some form of change but unless the tide is low there isn’t much on offer. I had decided to call it a day when we then crossed over an area I hadn’t seen before. My eyes lit up, and I was away. I wasn’t too happy when Tim said we had a ceiling of 1000 feet but when he added that we were in the flight path for Darwin airport I had visions of a 737 turning us into matchsticks! We flew around for a bit and I settled on this area. Deciding where to put the creek was the hard part but I went with what looked right to me and captured this.

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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