Global Coastlines | A-42: The Wadden Zee (The Netherlands)


Artist: Xavier Cortada
Title: A-42: The Wadden Zee (The Netherlands)
Series: Ice Paintings | Global Coastlines
Medium: Sea ice from Antarctica’s Ross Sea, sediment from Antarctica’s Dry Valleys, and mixed media on paper
Size: 12” x 9”
Year: 2007

This piece was randomly selected and named by the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami, Gera Sneller, on September 27, 2018 during the EU Climate Diplomacy Day at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL:

The Wadden Zee (Wadden Sea),” located in the North of the Netherlands, is the world’s largest tidal area.
Due to climate change the Wadden Zee’s many sandbars and salt marshes are at risk of permanently disappearing into the rising sea. The Wadden Zee is drowning, threatening to destroy a unique habitat that is home base for millions of migratory birds. “

Gera Sneller
Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami
Consul Generaal van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in Miami