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Grocery Bag Kite Project

Grocery Bag Kite Project

Here’s a project inspired by a grocery bag. In 2007, the Texas-based Central Market stores began using a paper bag bearing a clever little narrative about how the bag would like to be made into a kite (see the website link for the full text). Since I have a reputation as a kite-guy, a bunch of people called my attention to the bag. I put out a request for used bags and soon had a large pile of them in the studio.

I made six kites using the bags that range in size from about 18 inches to over 6 feet tall. All are based on traditional kite designs: some Eastern, some Western. I then invited a group of my stellar friends and family to join me at the beach in Port Aransas, Texas for a weekend of kite making and flying. A good time was had by all and we managed to fulfill the wishes of quite a few of those grocery bags… Here’s the link to the project page, and to the photographs of the kites.

This was the second installment of this event. For information and photos from the first year, follow this link.