Why I love Charley Harper so …
When once asked to describe his art style, Harper replied, “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.” see more here
Charley Harper inspired paper art created by 6 – 8 year old artists. The students viewed a few examples of Charley’s work and this is what they created. Once again, I left the classroom amazed. How could you not be?