August 24, 2013

Collection Name: Other

Collection Number: 2992

Post Type: Photo/s

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Artist or Author: Tom Van Sant

Creation Year: 1978

Length: 72 inches

Width: 54 inches


Name refers to an "open keel elliptical kite." The outline and its laced binding to the sail with an air gap between, is emphasized by a bouncy performance in the air. The ellipse tends to stretch while the open keel tail, being attached to the sail trailing edge, floats up and down as it stabilizes the kite into the wind and the extended spine bobbles in sympathy with the overall movement of the kite. The originals were 4 ft. 6 in. span. See the New Edition Kites book by Ron Moulton and Pat Lloyd for detailed drawings.

Geographic: United States

Kite Type: Figure, Flat

Materials: Fiberglass, Nylon/Synthetic

Significance: Art

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