Two North Sea wind turbines painted by UK street artist Stik to highlight importance of renewable energy.
UK Street artist Stik ventured to the remote island of Utsira to paint artworks on the twin wind turbines that provide power to the entire population of the island. The two giant stick figures represent all 200 inhabitiants of the island who use the clean energy provided these two turbines.
Utsira, an independent Norwegan municipality 15km from the nearest land and is best known for it's place in Radio 4's Shipping Forecast and red-list endangered bird species the Corn Crake. Residents of the island lead traditional lives but are using street art as a modern means of communication to the world.
'I want to highlight the importance of renewable energy, Utsira is effectively living off-grid which is inspiring to the rest of us.' says Stik
This was part of the event Utsirart which involved five international street artists, curated by Tor-Stolle Moen and facilitated by islander Tove Grimsby. The island hosts regular cultural events and is an hour's ferry trip from Haugersun which has an international airport. They welcome day trippers and have a very good restaurant and pub.