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Books


Wings of Resistance: The Giant Kites of Guatemala  BUY

Scott Skinner, A. Fujino, C. Ornelas, V. Tejaxun, Drachen Foundation, 2013


Tieton Print Portfolio  BUY

Prints by 17 artists including Scott Skinner, Goathead Press, 2008


Sugoroku  BUY

Scott Skinner, Marquand Editions | Tieton, 2008


Paper in Flight

Preface by Scott Skinner, Drachen Foundation, 2007


Samuel Franklin Cody  BUY

Preface by Scott Skinner, Drachen Foundation, 2005


Japanese Kite Prints: Selections from the Skinner Collection  BUY

John Stevenson, University of Washington Press, 2004


Khmer Kites  BUY

Preface by Scott Skinner, Government of Cambodia, 2003


Hidden Symmetry/Art Kites  BUY

Preface by Scott Skinner, Drachen Foundation, 1999


Kites: Paper Wings Over Japan  BUY

Scott Skinner and Ali Fujino, Thames & Hudson, 1997


Articles


“The Drachen Collection: A Legacy for Generations to Come”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

April 2015


“Yoshizumi-san: A Permanent Place in the Sun”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

April 2015


“Callaway with Friends”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

December 2014


“Korean Kites”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

December 2014


“Kite Books You Might Have Missed”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

August 2014


“Words About the 30th International Kitefliers’ Meeting”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

August 2014


“Catching Up with an Old Friend”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

April 2014


“Kitemaking”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

April 2014


“Highlights from 20 Years”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

November 2013


“Historical Kite Workshop”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

July 2013


“The Star Farker Is Dead!”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

November 2012


“Illuminated Crystal Kites in Flight”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

May 2012


“Waiting on History”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

December 2011


“The Rocket Kite”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

September 2011


“Drachen Archives”  READ

Kitelife Magazine

January/February 2011, Issue 76


“Legacy of Kites in Dieppe”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

December 2010


“A Timeless Pastime, Kite Flying”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

August 2010


“Recollections on (Almost) 20 Years of Kite Buggying”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

April 2010


“A Grund Kite Flies Over U.S. Soil”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

December 2009


“Familiar Faces in San Vito”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

August 2009


“Soaring Kite Sugoroku”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

April 2009


“En Vuelo Libre (In Free Flight)”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

April 2009


“The Way We Were”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

April 2009


“Oaxaca’s Day of the Dead Takes Flight”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

December 2008


“Making Kites Fly”  READ

Kitelife Magazine

November/December 2008, Issue 63


“Two Weeks at the Hui”  READ

Discourse: from the end of the line

August 2008


“History Lesson: Wound Up”

AKA Kiting Magazine

Spring 2008, Volume 30, Number 1


“10 Great Places Around the World to Go Fly a Kite”  READ

USA Today (interview by Tim Smight)

March 28, 2008


“Traditional Japanese Paper in Contemporary Kites”  BUY

Hand Papermaking Magazine - 20th Anniversary Issue

Summer 2006, Volume 21, Number 1


“Cin Ve Japon Ucurtmalarinin Tarihi”

P Dünya Sanatı Dergisi (Turkey)

2006, Issue 41


Various articles  READ

The Drachen Foundation Kite Journal

1998-2007


Interviews


Interviewee/narrator on tragic death of kite maker Steve Edeiken

Curious and Unusual Deaths (Discovery Channel)

2012

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Every year in the highlands of Guatemala,  the town of Sumpango celebrates Day of the Dead by flying kites. The kites are massive, the largest measuring 45 feet in diameter. Smaller kites, close 20 feet in height, are flown in a death-defying race down the side of a mountain. From a distance, the kites appear luminous and blissful, but the radiant colors of the kites mask an ominous subtext. In graphic illustration, the kites allude to the dark and painful history of Guatemala's 30-year civil war. Originally centered on remembering the dead, the kite festival has become a way for the indigenous community to heal itself from the trauma of the war.

Wings of Resistance examines the politics and art of the giant kites, placing this Guatemalan tradition in the context of international kite cultures.