This 2008 open edition lithograph print of a feeding station for birds by wildlife artist Charley Harper (1922—2007) makes a lovely gift for Harper fans, birdwatchers or anyone who loves nature and mid-century design aesthetic.
"Back in 1954, I was asked to illustrate a feeding station. What? I naïvely asked. The art director at Ford Times magazine tried to patiently explain, It’s a device people use to feed birds. I was confused: Back in the hills, where I come from, the birds seem able to feed themselves. He looked embarrassed for me. Even then I didn’t quite fathom the idea. Well, I suggested, Send me one and I’ll paint it. He did his part and I did mine. But I still think most birds would rather feed themselves." ― Charley Harper
A conservationist as well as an artist, Harper revealed the unique aspects of his wildlife subjects through highly stylized geometric reduction.
Hand-titled and studio-stamped.
Image Size: 16" x 8"
Paper Size: 20" x 12"