O Charley !

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

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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?


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“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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One Response to O Charley !

  1. Dang Amanda says:

    I’m glad to hear this went well! What lovely work from the young artists. 🙂

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