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These pieces are made of split bamboo frames which are covered with stretched muslin and collaged with disassembled kimonos, obis, paintings, scrolls, drawings, book pages and sundry paper ephemera which I have collected on numerous trips to China, Korea, Viet Nam and in Chicago.

kites, artist kites
2017
decorative kite, artist kite,
canvas, bamboo, paint
6' x 5'
2017
decorative kite, pagoda red chicago, Michael Thompson kite, art kite
canvas, bamboo, paint
5' x 7'
2017
decorative kite, art kite, artist kite, kite
canvas, bamboo, paint
6' x 5'
2017
decorative kite, kite art, art kite, artist kite
bamboo, canvas, collage, paint
5' x4'
2017
decorative kite, kites, art kite,
Canvas, bamboo, paper, paint
6' x 5'
2017
"Spring Rising", Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, suspended art, suspended kite
5' x 5' x 40'
2017
Spring Rising, Lincoln Park Conservatory, suspended sculpture, suspended art
copper pipe, styrofoam, muslin
4' x 4' x 10'
2017
kite
2016
kite, artwork, bamboo kite, decorative kite, oriental artwork, rice paper artwork
Bambo0, muslin, paper, ink
6' x 4.5'
2016
Kite with Butterfly Element
Rice paper, paint
4' x 6'
2016
Gold Leaf Kite
Bamboo, canvas, gold leaf, paper, ink
2' x 5'
2016
Imaginary Landscape
Paper and inks
4' x 6'
2016
Literary Nature
Canvas, paper, paint
5' x 7'
2016
Studio
bamboo, canvas, mixed media
various
2016
Segmented Kite
Bamboo, muslin, copper leaf
5' x 5' x 30'
2016
3-D Square
Bamboo, muslin, copper leaf, silver leaf
5' x 5'
2016
Sand Crab
Bamboo, muslin, wine, paper
5' x 7'
2016
Indian S.C.
Papers, ink, silk kimono
3' x 5'
2016
kite, artwork,
kite
5' x 3'
2016
2016
2016
5' x 3'
2016
2016
michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites, michael thompson artist, decorative kites
5' x 3'
2015
2016
Kite with Silver Leaf
Bamboo, canvas, silver leaf, paint
5' x 3'
2016
2016
2016
2016
2016
2016
2016
2016
Kite with Paper Elements #4
Bamboo, paper, ink
3' x 5'
2016
2016
2016
2016
michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites, michael thompson artist, decorative kites
2014
michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites, michael thompson artist, decorative kites
3' x 4'
2014
michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites, michael thompson artist, decorative kites
3' x 2'
2014
2016
michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites, michael thompson artist, decorative kites
2014
michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites, michael thompson artist, decorative kites
muslin, ink, lead
3' x 4'
2015
michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites, michael thompson artist, decorative kites
3' x 4'
2014
Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2013
decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaaelthompsonart.com
2013
Kites, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, Michael Thompson kites, oriental artwork
2014
kites, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, Michael Thompson kites, oriental artwork
bamboo, paper
5' x 3'
2014
michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites, michael thompson artist, decorative kites
5' x 3'
2014
2016
2014
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
mulsin, silk kimino
5' x 4'
2014
Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
5' x 5'
2013
Detail
2013
Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2013
2013
decorative kite, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kite
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper, Kimono section
3' x 4'
2013
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
paper, muslin, ink, found drawings
2015
2016
Decorative kite, michael thompson kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2013
 kite, michael thompson kite, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper and ink
2' x 3'
2013
michael thompson kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2013
michael thompson kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2014
lampshade, paper lampshade, exterior lighting fixture
Metal, Paper, ink
30" x 18"
2013
michael thompson art
2013
2014
2014
Decorative kite, michael thompson kite, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2013
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
4' x 3.5'
2013
decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
5' x 4'
2014
michael thompson kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2012
Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2013
Xi Jinping, Ai Wei Wei, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
4' x 6'
2015
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
found paper
4' x 2'
2012
Kites, Decorative kites, suspended kites, michaelthompsonart.com
Bamboo, muslin, paper
Various
2017
2016
kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
2013
kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
silk kimono, muslin, bamboo
3' x 4'
2014
2013
decorative kites, abstract art, Pagoda Red Chicago, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
collage
4' x 6'
2008
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
3' x 5'
2012
2012
Abstract art, Calligraphic art, Decorative kites, michael thompson kite
Bamboo, canvas, paper
6' x 4'
2012
kites, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, Michael Thompson kites, oriental artwork
bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
12" x 5"
2014
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
24" x 8"
2014
Decorative Kite, Chinese calligraphy
2013
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
2013
Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
Bamboo, muslin, paper
6' x 4'
2013
Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
Bamboo, muslin, paper
6' x 4'
2013
decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture
bamboo, rice paper, copperleaf
18' x 6"
2011
2013
decorative kite, michael thompson kite, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
bamboo, muslin, paper
7' x 5'
2012
2013
Nail House, Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com, open secret studio
Bamboo, muslin, paper
6' x 4'
2013
decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaaelthompsonart.com
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper and ink
2013
2013
Marshall Fields State Street Store Atrium, suspended sculpture, Atrium art, atrium sculpture, Atrium art, hanging kites, segmented kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
100' x 8' x 8'
2008
Marshall Fields State Street Store Atrium, Field's, Atrium, Macy's
Bamboo, rice paper
100' x 8' x8'
Polaroid photo
Cardboard
6" x 6" x 40"
1989
michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites, michael thompson artist, artist kites, atrium art
Bamboo, Rice paper
various
2015
2014
atrium art, hanging sculpture, installation art, windmills, large kites, suspended sculptures
Bamboo, Muslin, paint, airline cable
5' x 12' x 12'
2015
Hanging Art, Installation, Navy Pier Chicago, suspended sculpture, atrium art, atrium sculpture,  Monumental Sculpture, michael thompson kite
Bamboo, Rice paper
100' x 40' x 40'
2009
Large Interior sculpture, hanging sculpture, paper sculpture, Navy Pier Chicago, atrium art, sculpture
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
35' x 25' x 45'
2009
Kites, Atrium, decorative sculpture
50' x 20'
2009
exterior sculpture, dragon, paper kite, segmented kite, Year of the Dragon
30' in length
2012
Untitled
Wood, Muslin, Bamboo
Maquette, 14" dia.
Study for Hanging Sculpture
paper, wood, string
20" Dia.
Kinetic kites, hanging kites, atrium sculptures
Wood, Bamboo, Muslin
5' x 5' x 12'
atrium art, hanging sculpture, installation art. suspended sculptures, michaelthompsonart.com
2015
atrium art, michael thompson kites, hanging sculpture, installation art. suspended sculptures, michaelthompsonart.com
cardboard, pipe
35' x 5' x5'
1990
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
kimono fabric
5' x 3'
2012
Abstract art, decorative kite, Pagoda Red Chicago
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
3' x 5'
2009
Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
Bamboo, muslin, paper
4' x 3'
2013
Calligraphy, decorative kite, Pagoda Red, michael thompson kite
2012
michael thompson kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2012
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
2' x 4'
2011
2012
Decorative kite, Kite, michael thompson kite
Bamboo,rice paper
2013
Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Obi, Japan
2012
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper, Kimono section
5' x 3'
2013
Decorative kite in New York Showroom
2013
2013
2015
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
silk
3'x4'
2012
kite, miniature kite
bamboo, muslin, paper
11" x 5"
2013
Artist's Studio
2013
2012
2012
michael thompson kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
2013
2012
2011
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
4' x 9'
2014
2014
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
5' x 4'
2010
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
2' x 3'
2010
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
Bamboo, rice paper, ink
5' x 7'
2011
2012
decorative kites, abstract art, Pagoda Red Chicago
obi, muslin, bamboo
5' x 6'
2011
2013
decorative kites, abstract art, Pagoda Red Chicago
2012
2012
kimono, decorative kite
2012
decorative kites, abstract art, Pagoda Red Chicago
kimono, muslin, bamboo
5' x 7'
2011
kimono, decorative kite
silk kimono, muslin, bamboo
4' x 6'
2011
abstract art, decorative kite, Pagoda Red Chicago
2011
2011
2011
2014
Decorative kites, abstract art, Pagoda Red Chicago
2012
Calligraphy, decorative kite, Pagoda Red, michael thompson kite
4'x4'
2012
2013
2013
2013
2012
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
2012
2013
2012
2012
2012
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
2012
Untitled
bamboo, muslin, paper
4' x 6'
2011
Untitled
3' x 5'
2011
2011
Untitled
4' x 5'
2010
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
3' x4'
2011
2013
Textual
Bamboo, Rice Paper, Muslin
4' x 6'
2010
Untitled
4' x 5'
2010
Untitled
4' x 3'
2010
Untitled
5' x 5'
2010
Untitled
4' x 3'
2010
Ancestor Painting, decorative kite
6' x 4'
2012
2011
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
1' x 3'
2010
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
Paper, Chinese Mail Bag
6' x 4'
2010
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
3' x 4'
2010
Untitled
2' x 5'
2010
Untitled
5' x 4'
2010
Untitled
3' x 4'
2010
Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
3' x 4'
2010
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
3' x 5'
2010
Untitled
2' x 3'
2010
Decorative Kite, Chinese Painting
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
40" x 24"
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
3' x 5'
2010
2016
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
5' x 3'
2010
Tommy (Hilfiger)
4' x 2'
2010
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
5' x 3'
2010
Untitled
bamboo, muslin, rice paper, 19th century drawing
5' x 3.5'
2009
Film Strip(e)
5' x 3.5'
2009
Wooden Character
6' x 4'
2009
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
4' x 4'
2010
decorative kite, Lincoln Logs
6' x 4'
2013
Untitled
4' x 5'
2010
Untitled
3' x 4'
2009
Text Vase
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
18" x 36"
2008
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
6' x 4'
2009
Untitled
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
72" x 35" x 4"
Decorative kites, abstract art, Pagoda Red Chicago
4' x 2'
2009
Decorative kites, abstract art, Pagoda Red Chicago
5' x 4'
2009
Decorative Kite, Chinese Painting
3' x 2'
2009
Untitled
4' x 6'
2010
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
40" x 60"
2006
small decorative kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
2' x 3'
2005
Decorative kites, Pagoda Red Chicago
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
3' x 2'
2008
Decorative Kite, Chinese calligraphy
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
5' x 3'
2002
Political Kites, Paper kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
5' x 3'
2007
decorative Kite, Chinese calligraphy
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
18" x 6"
2008
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper and paint
6' x 4'
2006
decorative Kite, Chinese Painting
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
5' x 3'
2007
Decorative Kite, Chinese calligraphy
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper, Kimono section
5' x 5'
2008
decorative Kite, Chinese calligraphy
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
5' x 4'
2007
2013
Decorative Kite, Chinese calligraphy
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
5' x 4'
2007
The Dark Knight, Morgan Freeman, Set decoration
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
5' x 3'
2008
decorative Kite, Dunkin Donuts bag
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
16"x6"
2008
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
7' x 5'
2008
Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com
bamboo, muslin,
48" x 48"
1993
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
2013
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper, posters
60" x 72"
Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper, posters, gold leaf
48" x 60"
2013
Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
36" x 48"
Calligraphic Art, Decorative Kite, Design
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
48" x 36"
Design kite, decorative kites,
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
48" x 36"
2008
Decorative kites, Pagoda Red Chicago
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
48" x 60"
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
48" x 60"
Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red
2013
Decorative Kite, Chinese calligraphy
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
48" x 72"
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
5' x 36"
2008
Smithsonian Institute, Decorative kite, michael thompson kite
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
36" x 40"
Decorative Kite, Chinese calligraphy
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
60" x 24"
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
48" x 36"
kites, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, Michael Thompson kites, oriental artwork
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
2007
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
40" x 18"
chinese calligraphy
6' x 4'
2011
Decorative Kite, Chinese calligraphy
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
36" x 48"
kite, Decorative Kite, Pagoda Red, Calligraphy, michaelthompsonart.com, michael thompson kites
Bamboo, Muslin, Rice paper
48" x 36"
michaelthompsonart.com, kite, decorative kite, michael thompson kite
2014