Angry Tundra: see first posting March 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008


oil in canvas 100 X 100 cm
The "Wadden" islands along the Dutch/ German/ Danish coast lie in front of a shallow sea called the Wadden Sea. Large parts fall dry at low tide. "Wad" is a Dutch word for these wetlands. Water gets trapped behind sandbanks at high tide and flows back in riverlike channels as the tide recedes. This creates a wonderfull, ever changing landscape of fine and course sands, clays and all sorts of life. The waddensea is the nursery for fish in the North sea.  No-one realy knows what'll happen to this shallow sea when sea levels will rise in the coming century. Wad?