This 2005 open edition lithograph print of a ladybug on a four-leaf clover by wildlife artist Charley Harper (1922—2007) makes a lovely gift for Harper fans or anyone who loves nature and mid-century design aesthetic.
Describing his method of depicting wildlife, which winnowed out all but the most important details, Harper once said, “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...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.” For more than sixty years Charley Harper’s work has been treasured by art and animal enthusiasts alike.
"Folks in many cultures of the world consider the sight of a ladybug, or ladybird beetle, a sign to make a wish that will be granted—and the beetle itself a defender of the garden because it feeds on aphids and scale insects. So what happens when a ladybug lands on a four-leaf clover? It’s time to place your bet on good fortune!" ― Charley Harper
Hand-titled and studio-stamped.
Image Size: 9" x 9"
Paper Size: 12" x 12"