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Electric car etched into Suffolk wind turbine field

Image of electric car in field Image copyright Maurice Hammond
Image caption The giant design is in a field in Eye, Suffolk

Artists have created an image of a giant electric car in a field of wind turbines.

The car, which appears to be connected to one of the turbines, was designed by Carlo Roberts and Stefan Fulcher in a field in Eye, Suffolk.

Mr Roberts admitted to being "obsessed with aerial views" and said "the idea of a turbine powering a car seemed very interesting".

It was created with the landowner's permission, using a tractor.

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The geography teacher, who has an art degree and a background in community art, said: "After a trip to London, I was amazed at the amount of electric cars there.

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Image caption The giant electric car was etched and ploughed into wheat stubble
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Image caption Designer Carlos Roberts admitted he was "obsessed with aerial views"

"It got me thinking about electric cars and how few there seem to be in the countryside."

The 200m (656ft) etching took him and farm worker Mr Fulcher five hours to mark out and a further 90 minutes to plough.

A member of a local radio-controlled model aircraft club monitored the design from the air using a drone to ensure its accuracy.

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Image caption The pair created a giant poppy in a field in Eye in 2014
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Image caption Mr Roberts and Mr Fulcher have created a number of large-scale artworks in Suffolk fields over the past few years

The electric car is the latest in a line of collaborative "land art" projects completed by the pair, which included a B-17 bomber, Olympic rings to celebrate London 2012 and a giant poppy to commemorate US servicemen who lost their lives while based at the nearby eye airfield.

"The thing we are always up against is fitting it in with the agricultural calendar and when the tractors are free," Mr Roberts said.

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