Courage - for the Love of Science

Courage - for the Love of Science

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Courage - for the Love of Science

Ink on Mulberry paper

Trace monotype

15cm x 22.5cm (image)

40cm x 50cm (frame)


"Bravely wading through crocodile-rich waters, Aquatic Engineers, Tara and Trevor, monitor the health of the environment surrounding nearby mines. They check fish and invertebrate populations by sending an electric current into the river. This temporarily stuns the creatures so that they can be be collected and examined. They employ the protection of a local crocodile catcher to keep them safe, not only from the large saltwater crocodiles, but also water buffaloes and wild pigs."

Katrina Bodey



Exhibition Context: Katrina Bodey is the winner of the Blue Mountains Print Prize 2023 "Emerging Artist Award" and this is her sponsored exhibition courtesy of Gallery NWC.



"SKIN & BONE Northern Territory Crocodile", by Katrina Bodey, is an exploration of the amazing, ancient creature, Crocodylus porosus and its environment. These works are a response to 2 weeks Katrina spent in Larrakia country in the NT with a local licensed crocodile catcher, where she was immersed in the world of the saltwater crocodile".



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