February 10, 2010



Charley Harper is one of my all time favorite illustrators. By combining his beliefs of minimalism and nature, he became the cubist Audubon - removing all the excess and in so finding harmony.

He said about his own work: "I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming un-utilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can created an ordered universe."

You have to love a man with skills and principles to back it up.

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