& Ride, Wednesbury
Breath of fresh air - Wind - Windmills A
bold singular sculptural form representing
the future. There are primarily three references
in the use of the windmill form.
Firstly the windmill is associated with
a cleaner form of energy generation, utilizing
natural resources. This creates an interesting
dialogue with powered electricity generators
(now deconstructed.) and the existing large-scale
pylons in the vicinity. Secondly the head
of the windmill is reminiscent of an organic
flower form representing new fresh growth.
The flower symbolizes the spirit of regeneration
- the evolution of the old heavy industries
into new alternative, greener industries
creating cleaner, fresher environments.
Finally the wing shaped propellers represent
the elemental theme of wind, natural mechanics
and energy. It also represents a heavenly
and historical symbol of optimism and aspiration.
The wing form therefore symbolizes the sense
of freedom, optimism and aspirations for