"Remembrance of Things Past" Kite by Michael Thompson

2016
$3,580 USD
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Dimensions
W: 46.5" D: 1.75" H: 34.0"
Materials
Bamboo
Paper
Cotton
Mixed Materials
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMTFC003
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. The surface of this neutral kite is patterned with found Chinese manuscript pages, providing a literal remembrance of the past.

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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