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#5 Rivers in the Sky
#5 Rivers in the Sky
watercolour on paper, polyptych
40cm x 140cm
2021

Atmospheric rivers of vast unbroken streams of water laden air have long been recognised as important sources of rain to many continents around the world connecting large areas. They form the largest transport mechanism for freshwater, their pathways and frequency tied to climate events. The North West Cloud Bank contributes around 40% of annual rainfall to southwestern Australia. Airborne particles such as pollen and dust are carried by these rivers and ‘rained out’ where they land, often preserved in peat landscapes for millennia.

Rain bearing clouds over shaded contours within these watercolours represent everchanging seasons and events from colours of wildflowers to ash, fires, and drought.