Widebodied pipefish is a paper collage by Dan Monceaux that showcases a protected species native to temperate Australian waters. The species can be found in the Onkaparinga estuary and beneath the Port Noarlunga jetty, where small groups hide among the seagrass. Pipefish are protected under the Fisheries Management Act in South Australia, and their habitat, which includes eelgrass and tapeweed, is fully protected under the Native Vegetation Act. This artwork is a layered composition of handcut and machine cut paper elements, in a “grove” of seagrass made with washi tape. Details on the pipefish have been added with pen. It is the second piece of Dan’s to feature pipefish.
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