in 2005. Constructed from carbon fibre and ripstop nylon, it stands 3 metres
high. Blast is a low aspect ratio kite inspired by a David Bomberg painting
exhibited in the Tate Gallery, Liverpool.
Blast was also the name of the manifesto of the Vorticist group of artists,
first published in 1914, to which Bomberg belonged. It was a rebellious publication
which sought to overhaul the insularity of English art at that time.
The surface design of the kite uses a combination of simple geometric forms
in a deliberately fragmented composition. I decided to make the kite appear
more 'spikey', infusing the characteristics of late 1970's punk.