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A kite mock-up, designed to be re-made for a kite show that I was invited to participate in at the Duloun Museum in Shanghai. It represents the homes that have been ordered to be torn-down by the authorities for urban renewal in China, but are tenaciously held onto by their owners, and as a result are refered to as nail houses because they are often the only thing standing amidst the ruin of development. I was deported for my philatelic activities before I could participate in the show. I suspect I would have been deported as a result of the kite show. One way or the other.

Michael Thompson Chicago artist, Nail House, Decorative kite, rice paper sculpture, bamboo sculpture, michaelthompsonart.com, open secret studio
Nail House
Bamboo, muslin, paper
6' x 4'