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"The Windmill Project" art exhibit installed at UCCS

Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 19:55:46-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Have you ever wondered what the wind looks like?

That's what a new art piece at UCCS intends to show.

"The Windmill Project" was created by Colorado artist Patrick Marold. It features wind cups place on top of poles that will create light as the wind moves across the face of Pulpit Rock.

"Each of these two thousand, eight-foot poles is topped by what's called an anemomiter, and that is a windmill that generates enough energy to power a little LED light," Daisy McGowan with UCCS said.

The installation is free to view and open to the public.

The piece will stay up for a year behind the Ent Center, which is showcasing artists throughout the month of October.