About the Artwork
The Top End is unlike anywhere else in the world. It is unique for its expansive and varying eco-systems from desert to savannah woodlands, sandstone plateau to wetlands, harbour to mangrove lined creeks and monsoon forests. It also welcomes unique weather patterns - a perfect combination to nurture diverse migratory and endemic bird species.
Pennyrose’s vision for the piece is of lofty, high cumulus build-up clouds, looming eerily in their disquiet. Humidity. Drama. Distant rumbles. All signs to indicate that an afternoon storm is imminent. Top End birds populate the skies in anticipation of the big rains to arrive and replenish the rivers, floodplains and billabongs.