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LaceWings and ColorWings

 

 

 

Designed by Tim Elverston and painted by Ruth Whiting, these ultralight flying machines perform in light wind as almost nothing else will. Carefully sculpted down to the finest details, this is precision-built flying art.

See this gallery of making the new ColorWing Flames.

 

Current show dates:

Cervia, Italy: Artevento April 22 - May 1 2012

  WindFire Designs ColorWing Flames by Tim Elverston and Ruth Whiting
   
  kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
   
  kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
   
  kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
   
  kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 

Spread Eagle - wings on the playa by Bryan Tedrick

3 ColorWing Morphos shown below along with an Anke Sauer kite. And above with a Jose Sainz kite.

  kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
   
  kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
   
  kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
   
  kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
   
  kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
   

 

 

   
 

 
 
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kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 
kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 
kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 
kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 
kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 
kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 
kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 
kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 
kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 
kite design tim elverston ruth whiting
 

Design

This body of work represents nearly 20 years of design, observation, and cumulative intuition. The forms were developed specifically for difficult low wind conditions. The labor involved in all of these kites is astronomical. They are available to own. Please contact us if you are interested in owning some. While expensive, they are designed in every detail to last a lifetime.

Here I would also like to thank the two people that showed me what this was all about. dean jordan and Mark Ricketts. I highly recommend viewing their work as well.

 

 

We put our life energy into our designs. It may be tempting for others in the kite industry to adapt, modify and simply to use these technologies. If you feel you must emulate our work, ask for express permission first! Please give credit where you know it is due. Tell 'em about us and maybe we'll tell 'em about you. ...Oh yeah and buy our kites!