Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Big Purple - Snibston - Wind Turbine Art

The Big Purple will be a fully working wind turbine public work of art - Snibston Country Park - Paul Conneally 2009

The Big Purple

Builds on Snibston's long history of providing energy Transforms the visual landscape Celebrates the past workers of Snibston Transforms energy makes money Is illuminated at specific times Is a powerful educational resource

The Big Purple is a piece from Spoil Heap Harvest by Paul Conneally for Snibston TRANSFORM 2009/10 Snibston Country Park

More on wind turbines art and poetry - Alec Finlay

Artist poet Alec Finlay has worked extensively to explore through art poetry and thought, wind turbines and their place within culture, history, science, the environment and as objects akin to standing stones within the landscape.

 Any artist, poet, actually anyone, considering wind turbines, alternative energy production, landscape and the environment should look at Alec's work which engages at a much deeper level than, on the surface, The Big Purple, a site specific piece, could ever do.

 Here's a video of Alec talking about elements of his work around wind turbines - wind flowers too:
 Alec Finlay's blog: ALEC FINLAY
 Paul Conneally Coalville 2013

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