Coy Nobori
sequins, beads, stones
with monofiliment on muslin
40" x 15"
Taking the materials and
forms I have been exploring
from Haitian drapeaux, I
applied them to a traditional
Japanese celebratory item,
the Koi Nobori kite typically
flown from family rooftops on
Boy's Day.  Each boy in the
household is represented by
their own Koi, a symbol of
strength and longevity.  The
heavy embellishment of this
Coy Nobori implies that it may
have been created
specifically for that one
particular boy identified as
being perhaps just a touch
more fabulous than his
© Ron Orpitelli 2004