"Clover Valley II" Kite by Michael Thompson

2019
$4,180 USD
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Dimensions
W: 47.5" D: 2.0" H: 36.0"
Materials
Bamboo
Paper
Silk
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMT189
Estimated Shipping
$250

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 “Clover Valley II,” Thompson plays with pattern and color, assembling a vibrant landscape of from scraps of silken fabric and saturated parchment paper. Blocks of solid color lend the kite a grid-like composition, interrupted by rivulets of inky brown. A joyful exploration of pattern and color, Thompson describes the kite as an a process of "movement, overlap, stillness, resolution, and conflict."

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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