"The Sounds of Spring" Kite by Michael Thompson

$4,880 USD
Make an Offer
W: 53.0" D: 1.0" H: 39.0"
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Estimated Shipping

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 "The Sounds of Spring," a gestural line drawing plays with positive and negative space to great effect and instills the kite with a sense of fluid motion. The sinuous linework resembles a cluster of oyster mushrooms, like trumpets emerging from the thawing earth to sound the call of spring. Shaded by dark pigments and free-flowing watercolors in a palette of cool blues, the kite uplifts its surroundings with just the right amount of color and texture.

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

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait lovell
Suzanne Lovell | Suzanne Lovell, Inc.

“I am particularly fond of PAGODA RED as we have known the family for so long. Betsy is a professional in every way and her intelligent taste comes from a long line of family knowledge in the arts. She and her team are the very best to work with and we find treasures with every visit!”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces