"Full Bloom" Kite by Michael Thompson

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W: 46.0" D: 1.0" H: 29.0"
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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 “Full Bloom,” Thompson plays with pattern and color, contrasting floral silks against rhythmic calligraphy fragments to create a carefully balanced chaos. Panels of patterned silk and pigmented rice paper simulate garden beds of dark soil and anchor the surrounding figural components. The lively composition creates a sense of unfettered growth and celebrates the rhythms of new life.

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, rice paper, watercolor, pigments.

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