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2009 Toy Winner - John Pollock
I have often been awed by the creativity and artistry of kites I seen at events around the
world. But seldom have I been as moved as when I toured the AKA kite art gallery
several years ago in Ocean City. I found there the remarkable kites of John Pollock.
Any of the kites, individually, were spectacular. But the collection taken as a whole was
breathtaking. It included larger showpieces, symbolic flying stories, and detailed
triptychs that would be lovely in a gallery or on display in a home if they were not better
suited for the skies.
Kites as art is difficult to define. And I'm no artist or expert. But I know good stuff when
I see it. The experts like him too! John has been selected as AKA's Grand Champion
I was startled to discover that Dr. John Pollock has never received the Lee Toy Kite
Artist of the Year Award. I'm pleased to nominate him.