A group of birds including a Cardinal, Blue Jay, Chickadee, Wren, and Titmouse snacking on seeds in the winter snow.
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.
Studio-stamped open edition lithograph from the art of Charley Harper
Paper Size: 20" x 12"
Image Size: 16" x 8"
(C) Charley Harper Art Studio 2008