March 13, 2011

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 36

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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Length: 4.50 inches

Width: 6.25 inches


This is one of a series of photo post cards created and distributed by Carol Thompson, a dedicated kite flyers and artist. This one is the kite of Joel Scholz, Texas, called the "Humming Wasp." The kite is 4 feet "pop art" interpretation. Recording tape was stretched the length of the bar at the back of the kite to create a buzzing sounds, as the "humming wasp" dances in the wind. This postcard image was reproduced from an original oil painting of the kite in flight in 1990,  by Carol Thompson,PO Box 1143, Olympia, Washington 98507


Geographic: United States

Kite Type: Bowed, Figure

Materials: Carbon, Fiberglass, Ripstop

Significance: Art, Commercial