Above All Else

By the Zookeeper

The great inland sea speaks to the magnitude of the flood. An inland sea only passable by boat and aircraft. This work looks to reflect the contrast of the land from drought to flood.

It remembers the livestock lost in the monsoonal floods of 2019. Hundreds of thousands of animals were caught up in unimaginable levels of rain. Faced with devastating loss helicopter pilots worked day and night for weeks on end. These men and women delivered feed to the animals that had survived by reaching higher ground.

This is a moment in time that will never be forgotten.

– Joel Fergie, 2020.