"Furrowed Silk" Kite by Michael Thompson

2013
$4,980 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 48.0" D: 1.5" H: 36.0"
Materials
Bamboo
Silk
Collection #
CMT182
Estimated Shipping
$108

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 “Furrowed Silk,” Thompson aligns fine kimono silk to create a seemingly endless pattern of bold stripes and delicate florals. Like flowers floating atop a lazy river, the floral ribbons drift across the kite with gentle motion, tempering the dizzying graphic impact of the black and white stripes.

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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