This project by artist Esther Kokmeijer features a sea of cornflowers stretching from the village of Holwerd all the way to the Wad (mudflat). The initiators of the Holwerd aan zee project seek to restore the link between the Wadden Sea and the village of Holwerd through a breach in the dike. In summer 2018, a carpet of blossoming, sky-blue cornflowers will cover part of the course of this future new waterway, thereby symbolising the ideal of ‘Holwerd aan Zee’ (‘Holwerd by the Sea’).
Esther Kokmeijer (born in Brantgum in Friesland in 1977) earned her degree from Hogeschool der Kunsten in Kampen, Overijssel province. Having travelled across the world, she explores in her travels the world’s complexity and seeks to recreate this in her art, taking a keen interest in the interaction between people and the landscape.
Expected exhibition dates: summer 2018