2D art on display wind farm

Dakota State students are displaying a 2D art project at the Maroney Rural Learning Center in Howard.

Instructor Angela Behrends from the DSU College of Arts and Science, gave the students the project outlines: the blades had to provide maximum visibility whether stationary or in motion, and more than 50 percent of the blades needed to be painted black.

The result is dozens of black and white-colored miniature pinwheels mounted on stands for the Howard exhibit. The rural center has dedicated part of its efforts toward promoting green energy production, including geothermal heating and cooling, wind turbines, and solar panels. The pinwheels are designed to mimic the wind turbines used to generate power. The display is whimsical, yet provides a tangible connection between the DSU design students and how energy sources can potentially impact the environment.

The pinwheels can be seen at the Maroney Rural Learning Center in Howard. http://www.rurallearningcenter.org/index.html

Last Updated: 1/10/12