Editions Remaining: 2
Total Editions: 10
7 of 10 editions on initial release.
I have traveled a lot over the years especially within Australia. I have driven in excess of 1.5 million km’s within Australia and have circumnavigated it on a number of occasions as well. I love traveling in Australia and for some reason this image reminds me of all that travel. I see the cattle tracks throughout the image which is the obvious travel but then there is the water travel. There are a couple of forms of water travel from the tide lines running from end to end of the piece but there is also a lot of drain lines within the piece. All the lines of travel cross over and whilst are seemingly relatively organised in their direction they are also unique when viewed in isolation and can be quite random. Definitely a representation of my travels over the years.
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.