"Blue Print Blue" Kite by Michael Thompson

2018
$6,380 USD
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Dimensions
W: 72.0" D: 1.5" H: 48.0"
Materials
Bamboo
Paper
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMT177
Estimated Shipping
$188

Chicago-based artist Michael Thompson creates unique kites crafted from split bamboo frames covered with stretched muslin and a collage of vintage Asian ephemera—including fragments of fabric, scrolls, drawings, and books collected during his travels. In “Blue Print Blue,” Thompson plays with the graphic qualities of Chinese characters, starkly contrasted by floral ink paintings and a panel of brilliant indigo-dyed paper. Language is imagined as pattern as broad pages of text are re-purposed as decoration, energizing the kite with the rhythmic movement of each brushstroke.

Thompson has earned an international reputation for his kite works, an engrossing project initiated by the artist more than a decade ago.

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