Robert Trepanier: the Flying Envelope

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection
Artist or Author: Robert Trepanier
Creation Year: 2011
Width: 8 inches
Height: 12 inches
Summary: One of the best contemporary art kite artist in the world, Robert Trepanier of Canada never stops at anything to be creative. Purchasing string winders from Drachen for his educational workshops, he sent us payment by making this cat kite envelope, of board stock hand painted with an image of a cat, and the backside spared with tree branches. The tail is of thin strips of plastic, 21 inches long. Although too heavy to fly, it is quite the kite sculpture. The check for payment was sewn inside the kite. It was posted through Canadian mail and arrived safely at our office in the United States.
Type: Kite Object or Accessory
Geographic: Canada
Kite Type: Figure, Flat
Materials: Dowel, Paper
Significance: Art
Images (click to open in viewer):
Front:  Handmade and painted kite envelope Back:  Handmade and painted kite envelope