"Coppice" Kite by Michael Thompson

2021
$7,280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 62.0" D: 3.5" H: 44.0"
Materials
Silk
Bamboo
Fabric
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMT215
Estimated Shipping
$688

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 “Coppice,” Thompson aligns fine kimono silk to create a graphic black and white composition. Like a passing storm, a dark fog parts to reveal clearer skies dotted with blue clouds and embroidered green fragments suggestive of lush foliage. At once abstract and figurative, the kite has a balanced simplicity that brings calm to its surroundings.

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

Split bamboo, muslin, silk, embroidery, pigment.

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