“I began making kites with my father when I was a boy and returned to making kites again while living in Hawaii in 1976. After years as a painter, sculptor and graphic artist, the experimental combination of working in light weight sculptural forms, being an avid sailor and having a constant source of good trade winds probably made the leap to art kites inevitable. Much of my initial inspiration came from Japanese kites that turned simple kite making into a full wind-blown passion. Bamboo, paper, and plastic kites gradually transformed into kites sewn from rip-stop nylon and fiberglass rod and tube frames. Many designs were inspired from nature, the forms of birds and insects to more abstracted shapes suited for their aerodynamic qualities and visual appeal in the overhead sky gallery.”
George Peters has worked with aerial forms from gallery works to installation sculpture, kites, mobiles, wind sculpture and banner works. He has completed over a hundred national and international commissioned works for private, corporate, and public institutions. His art education was at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles and has worked in various art fields as a visual artist, sculptor, craftsman, fiber artist, environmental and installation sculpture, graphic arts, illustration, photography, film animation, digital imaging, architectural modeling, theater set and costume design. Since creating Airworks Studio, Inc. with artist, Melanie Walker in 1999, their joint works have won national and international public art commission awards.