Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion are two Scottish artists who have worked collaboratively since 1993. They were commissioned by Deveron Projects in 2005 to produce a nationwide artwork in response to the planning proposal to introduce over 200 wind farms to rural Britain.
As alternative energies are sought in order to improve environmental sustainability, humans continue to make their mark on the landscape. The development of wind farms in rural settings provides an opportunity to create a sustainable energy resource, but at what expense? Both the rural economy and the rural aesthetic are subject to change from this, as well as our relationship with the natural world in general. In addition, the ever-growing global economy unveils a paradox which requires both material consumption and sustainable energy to continue developing.