Artist’s interpretation

This is an original painting, 16×11 in, oil on canvas board. It reflects my feelings about windmills. Needless to say I’m not a fan. The painting represents the evolution of wind power in a dystopian future. Don’t worry windmills are harmless, aren’t they?

Windmills are an expensive, inefficient and unreliable source of large scale energy. They are a malignant tumor on the landscape that destroys the natural beauty of the land. Living amongst them is like living in a machine. I agree there is something elegant about a single windmill. But smothering the countryside with their visual pollution is a crime. It is our obligation to protect the beauty of our natural heritage against this scourge.   See more here

Graham Hancock, Ontario, Canada

7 thoughts on “Artist’s interpretation

  1. Wow, this really says it all. We should get some prints to put up at wind meetings or put on T-shirts. A picture sure is worth a thousand words.

  2. It reminds me of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”. Both evoke feelings of anxiety and fear.


    “The whole of Downs escarpment, so far as the grey haze permitted him to see, was set with wind-wheels to which the largest of the city was but a younger brother. They stirred with a stately motion before the southwest wind And here and there were patches dotted with the sheep of the British Food Trust…then came the Wealdon Heights, the line of Hindhead, Pitch Hill, and Leith Hill, with a second row of wind-wheels that seemed striving to rob the downland whirlers of their share of the breeze.”

    “Far away, spiked, jagged and indented by the wind vanes, the Surry Hills rose blue and faint; to the north and nearer, the sharp contours of Highgate and Muswell Hill were similarly jagged. And all over the countryside, he knew, on every crest and hill, where once the hedges had interlaced, and cottages, churches, inns, and farmhouses had nestled among their trees, wind wheels similar to those he saw and bearing like them vast advertisements, gaunt and distinctive symbols of the New Age, cast their whirling shadows and stored incessantly the energy that flowed away incessantly through all the arteries of the city.

    When a Sleeper Wakes
    H.G. Wells, 1899

  4. Wonderful, (scary) art work — depressing
    H.G. Wells – very scary!

  5. The artist,Grahm Hancock, has done a fantastic job of picturing the future of Ontario for Ontarians if IWTs are allowed to be installed here. Many thanks to Mr.Hancock!

    People must remain focused on the total picture of IWT installation and not get too caught up in some of the details.

    The mission is to stop the installation of these useless harmful machines and the need to repeal the Green Energy Act.

    This same mission also applies at the federal level.

  6. if t shirts were made i would want one. It’s so descriptive. what a talent.

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