Jul 25, 2008

Charley Harper

I just got really sad about Charley Harper no longer being around. He died last year. He made the most interesting nature/wildlife illustrations. I want to meet someone that thinks like him.

"When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe." - Charley Harper

1 comment:

lavender cowboy said...

I love his work too.