Newly Acquired Archival Item: Paper Japanese Kite
The Drachen Foundation often receives generous archival donations from unexpected places. Seldom is any donation turned down, as one can never determine the worth of an object before it is seen.
New on Our Website
Issue #23 of the Drachen Foundation Kite Journal (Spring 2007) is now online here. Please also check out the DF website for additions of Street/lockhart archive, Kite Sailing Symposium podcasts and more.
DF Study Center Visitor
High school art teacher Laura Wright visited the Drachen Foundation Study Center in late September to view art kites and gather material as inspiration for a project she planned to implement in her upper level sculpture class. When they were done with this project, she invited Drachen Staff into the classroom to see how she implemented art kites into her sculpture curriculum and to view the finished products.
Featured Archive Item: Bell Tetrahedral Cells & the Bell Tetra Challenge
After his description of Bell's Sable Island kite in the last newsletter, DF Board President Scott Skinner discusses Bell's tetrahedral cells and announces Drachen's Bell Tetra Challenge.
Featured Archive Item: Panama Hotel Paper Kite Interviews
As DF’s Paper in Flight artists prepare for their residency in Japan, now seems an appropriate moment to showcase interviews with the eight artists who participated in DF’s similar paper kite project, a residency at Seattle’s Panama Hotel in 2003. Part of Drachen’s archive, the interviews are being posted for the first time on the DF website. They are accompanied by images of the artists at work and of kites each artist created during the week-long residency.
Featured Archive Item: The Blue Hill Box Kite
Is a replicate Blue Hill Box kite part of the DF Archive? No. It hangs at the Museum of Science, Boston. But the DF Archive contributed crucially to the kite’s construction, and the experience of Chuck Donaldson illustrates how kite makers can benefit from Drachen’s archive.