Garden Princess

By:

Mike Shaw

Challenge: 

Kite Craftsmanship

This 8’ figure kite honors the Navajo artist, R. C. Gorman. His paintings reflect the beauty of Navajo women. The asymmetric profile is both the challenge and the beauty of this kite. A complex and highly adjustable 12-point bridle system is used to compensate for the “propeller” effect of the profile. Premier specialty fabric is shown in the skirt, and my self-dyed fabric in the basket, blouse, face and hands. Multiple fabric layers are used to show subdued facial features and to differentiate the sleeve from the body of the blouse. The frame is composed of protruded carbon tubes and solids, as well as fiberglass to outline the head. On launch there is the feeling of "May I have this dance".

Video Link: 

If the creator of the submission did not submit a video, the above link will take you to the recorded workshops from the WFGKC

Garden Princess
Garden Princess
Garden Princess
Garden Princess

Challenge Details:

Kite Craftsmanship

This challenge is for all of the beautiful kitemakers and builders out there that pour their heart and soul into building their kite. If you have competed in previous kitebuilding competitions, this is your challenge! All kites will be included into the same category, however individuals may be selected for special accolades based on beauty, first time build, etc....

Washington, USA

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