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With the Wind by Erwin van der Krogt

With the Wind

Photo by Astrid Zuidema

Cycling along the Dutch coast you battle the elements; the wind across the open landscape, blowing into your face. Then, a shape appears on the otherwise featureless dike. Coming closer you see the ever-changing iconic silhouette of an extraordinary windmill. A beacon of activity, an opportunity to stop and orient yourself. The windmill offers electricity to recharge your e-bike and provides information about your surroundings. ‘With the Wind’ was designed as a play on dimensions, perspective and depth perception. The wind animates the windmill, and in turn, it becomes a visual reflection of the direction and strength of this otherwise invisible element.

Erwin van der Krogt