A close friend informed me today that Google doodle is honoring Tyrus Wong for his 108th birthday. This is the video that they made:
If you all didn’t know, Tyrus Wong was an
Chinese-American artist responsible for some of the best-known images in American popular culture. Drawing inspiration from Chinese artists of the Song Dynasty, Wong applied his unique vision to paintings, prints, and even the Walt Disney film Bambi.
I had the honor of meeting him and attending one of his kite flying events a few years ago at the Santa Monica beach. The craft of his kites were one-of-a-kind and amazing:
What an amazing tribute. 🙂