Thursday, April 22, 2010

Go Fly A Kite!

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
~Lauren Bacall

We're up in the air this week. British kite designer Michael Goddard has striking pieces, such as:

Blast, which Mr. Goddard says was "inspired by a David Bomberg painting exhibited in the Tate Gallery, Liverpool. Blast was also the name of the manifesto of the Vorticist group of artists, first published in 1914, to which Bomberg belonged. It was a rebellious publication which sought to overhaul the insularity of English art at that time...I decided to make the kite appear more 'spikey', infusing the characteristics of late 1970's punk."

As a writer, I particularly appreciate the pencils that are drawing the lines on Michael Goddard's Tri Box Kite:

by Michael Goddard

by Michael Goddard

You know I like posters. This one is from the Dieppe Kite Festival. "Kite" in French is "cerf-volant," which Google Translate tells me technically means "flying deer." (?)

This beautiful shot is from Wind Fire Designs. Their kites were painted by Ruth Whiting.

by Eric Curtis & Anne Sloboda

~ A fun 4-Kite Ballet on YouTube.
~ Art and Math Kite Kits
~ Kites as an Educational Tool
~ A History of Kites. This site also has plans for traditional and modern Japanese kites.
~ Miniature Kite Kits
~ Some Kite Festivals around the world.
~ World Kite Museum

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