Oceans, water resources and wetlands
The ecological context
In 1991, as an expert for Water and Pollution at WWF international , Nicole King established 3 priorities which defined the NGO’s future marine task force of 27 member countries :
- non- polluting guidelines
- integrated management of coastal zones
- overfishing and threats to biodiversity in the oceans.
In 1983, as an engineer working on Total’s environmental impact study in Indonesia, Nicole King discovered a new copeopode, now named after her, Articella nicolae. These same mangroves are now being destroyed by intensive shrimp farming.
Nicole King’s vivid painting, munificent and arousing, includes an underlying perspective : subtle and alarming. The ecological dimension is both allusive and illusive, inferred and perceptible…. We are further spoiled by the presence of animal life forms: haunting and affective.
C. Noorbergen, Art Critic