- Nov 6, 2018 —Miami Herald | Op-ed: Re-purpose your campaign signs to make a political statement about sea level rise
- Oct 15, 2018 — Pinecrest Tribune | Miami Community Newspapers: Pinecrest Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada calls for action on rising sea levels
- Sep 13, 2018 —Sun Sentinel: Crear Conciencia Sobre el Aumento en Nivel del Mar
- Aug 27, 2018 — New York Times | T Magazine: 12 Artists On: Climate Change
- Nov 12, 2018 — NPR | Here and Now: Miami Artist Repurposes Campaign Signs To Spark Conversation About Sea Level Rise
- Nov 9 , 2018 — WLRN: What To Do With Those Political Yard Signs? This Artist Has An Idea, Linked To The Rising Sea
- Oct 19, 2018 — BBC | Cultural Front Line: Art Against Climate Change
- Oct 2, 2018 — WLRN: Pinecrest Is Getting An “Underwater Homeowners Association”
- Honoring the Future Climate Art Beat: An Artist and a Village Collaborate to Confront Sea Level Rise.
- Village of Pinecrest and Acclaimed Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada Call for Action on Rising Sea Levels with New Interactive Project
- Prominent Environmental Artist to Give Visual Lesson on Sea Level Rise to 80 Arts & Sciences Students at Dr. Michael M. Krop and South Dade Senior High Schools on Mon., October 22, 2018
- Prominent Environmental Artist to Give Visual Lesson on Sea Level Rise to Students at Westminster Christian School on Nov. 7, 2018
Born in Albany, N.Y., in 1964.In response to South Florida’s vulnerability to rising sea levels, the village of Pinecrest, Florida will encourage its 6,000 households to install an “Underwater HOA” yard sign (similar to the 18- by 24-inch “Home for Sale” yard signs used by realtors) on their front lawns during the first week of December. I numbered each yard sign from 0 to 17 feet (the municipality’s land elevation range) to show how many feet of melted glacial water must rise before a particular property is underwater. The backdrops of the signs are watercolor paintings I made in Antarctica while a fellow with the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artist & Writers Program in 2006. These paintings were created using water from the very glaciers that threaten to melt and drown Miami.