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Michael Thompson
Terrain

2018

$6,380

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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 “Terrain,” Thompson creates an animated landscape by layering fragments of lush greens and arid neutrals. Lines of calligraphy in the foreground resemble ordered rice paddies, nestled between glimpses of painted flora and fauna. Sweeping brushstrokes of green paint meander across the kite, framing each collaged scrap as a moment within a verdant landscape. Thompson has earned an international reputation for his kite works, an engrossing project initiated by the artist more than a decade ago. Split bamboo, cotton muslin, paper, acrylic paint, ink.

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