Stendhal's Kite is by our favorite Scottish artist and poet: Thomas A. Clark. This classic yellow diamond kite features text by the 19th century French writer Stendhal. According to Clark, the quote comes from a famous remark, often quoted in discussions on aesthetics "Beauty is a promise of happiness." When the kite is flying, the promise is fulfilled. But we also like the fact that you could hang it on a wall, as a continual promise. Get out and fly a kite...or leave it on your wall as reminder.
- THOMAS A. CLARK
The poet Thomas A Clark lives in a small fishing village on the east coast of Scotland. His books, The Hundred Thousand Places(Carcanet Press 2009) and Yellow & Blue (Carcanet Press 2014), explore the landscape and culture of the western highlands and islands. Numerous small publications from his own Moschatel Press investigate ways that presentation can inform meaning, while his works off the page bring imaginative space to public or domestic situations. During the summer months, with the artist Laurie Clark, he runs Cairn, a space for minimal and conceptual art.
More info on Thomas A. Clark can be found here.