A series of ten white flags installed on Plymouth Hoe. Each flag carries
simple black meteorological symbols, called windbarbs, which are used
to indicate wind speeds. The flags appear similar, but are constructed of
different fabrics, of different weight so that they fully fly at the wind speeds
equal to or greater than that indicated on the flag.
This artwork is a celebration of the wind, acting as a cross between an art
installation and meteorological device communicating wind speed and
direction. Wind Barbs follows on from a number of works by Tim Knowles,
which utilise, explore and reveal the wind, its behaviour and effect.