A kite inspired by Celtic art - the visual culture from northern Europe. Typically this form of decoration features spirals, knotworks, key patterns and often complex symbolism.
From this I developed a personal interpretation, rather than copying specific motifs.
The overall shape of the kite was inspired by long narrow shields I had seen during a visit to the ethnographic museum in Stockholm.
Construction is from carbon fibre and ripstop nylon. Height 3 metres.
I adapted my design during the early stage of construction to include visual references to the Irish uncial alphabet, discovered during my research, when I read a translation of part of the declaration of human rights:
'All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in the spirit of brotherhood'.