SCOTT: Hui Press director Paul Mullowney made his staff and studio space available to us, as well as to Nobuhiko Yoshizumi, for the duration of the two-week program. Yoshizumisan led children’s workshops for the first full week in Maui, while Susan planned her approach for her kites and I started framing artists’ kites for exhibition.
As a precursor to our visit to Maui, the Drachen Foundation furnished the Hui with kite kits to be decorated by local Maui artists. The kits, developed by Yoshizumi-san, were both kakudako/ buka-dako and rokkaku/sode, so artists had several formats from which to choose. Several artists had worked with Yoshizumi-san two years prior, and many attended a full-day workshop to learn how to frame and bridle their kites. Others were unable to attend or were off-island artists, so their kites were finished during the first week by Yoshizumi-san and myself.