you should hang some charley harper on your bedroom wall. you'll have sweet dreams of circles and seashores and grey.
charley harper's work reminds you of childhood and the woods and the pleasing simplicity of basic shapes which are all pleasant things if i do say so myself. why yes, yes i do.
i first learned of him when jeremy bought me his birds and words book for valentines day this year. it's a picture book mostly but the whimsical stories that go with the drawings reveal not only an artiste, but a true lover of nature.
he drew for ford times magazine for a real long time but his works have also been anthologized in some beautiful coffee table books that you should buy and leaf through and fall asleep in. face down from your reading position sprawled out on the carpet floor.
in the introduction to birds and words, written by todd oldham, charley harper's work space is described comme ca:
"his tiny studio off the family home he shared with his artist wife edie and their son brett was full of all kinds of nature field guides and text books".
more perfection: bacon and a bird and a campfire blowing whimsically eastward in the wind.