This 2003 open edition lithograph print of a wild cat eagerly watching a blue jay 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.
A conservationist as well as an artist, Harper revealed the unique aspects of his wildlife subjects through highly stylized geometric reduction.
"The glaucous raucous blue jay is ever alert. Even the soft pads of the bobcat’s feet fail to escape its detection. This sagacious sentinel IDs potential danger, the bobcat preparing to crouch, and blows its cover. Intruder right here, the blue jay’s repeated calls alert other avians in an APB. Now the blue jay has backup. The bobcat gets off with a stern lecture and a warning."
Hand-titled and studio-stamped.
Image Size: 8.5" x 11"
Paper Size: 11.5" x 14"