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  • Design Credit: Elizabeth Roberts Architec̦ture & Design, Photo Credit: Dustin Aksland. Dimensions: H 39 in. x W 56.5 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 39 in. x W 56.5 in.
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Michael Thompson
Magnolia

2022

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$6,280

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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 this kite entitled "Magnolia," Thompson arranges fragments of printed kimono silk to create an elegant black-and-white composition of flowering magnolia branches. The floral print is arranged in vertical panels to create the illusion of a mountainous landscape in the background, the magnolia branches perfectly outlining the horizon. Symbols of purity and beauty, the magnolia blossoms bend gracefully into the off-white field, each colored with a gentle gradient of grey to white to pink. 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.

Details

  • Creator
    Michael Thompson (American)
  • Creation Year
    2022
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in (99.06 cm)Width: 56.5 in (143.51 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CMT2251stDibs: LU1036310619802

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