Charley Harper (American, 1922 - 2007) had an alternative way of looking at nature. He revealed the unique aspects of his wildlife subjects though highly stylized geometric reduction in a style that coined "minimal realism". A celebrated wildlife artist, conservationist, and mid-century modern master, Charley illustrated our world for nearly six decades, creating thousands of bold, stunningly colorful works that manage to be both elegant and amusing. His artwork and deep love of this natural world continue to inspire and intrigue fans worldwide.
This ceramic mug from the Charley Harper Art Studio features Harper's 1968 image Wrented:
"Many people view the grinning skull as an unpleasant reminder of their mortality, but to house wrens an empty cranium is just another home-site with a domed ceiling. In 1888, a Kentucky doctor reported that a skull he had saved as a souvenir of medical school and hung on the back porch had been remodeled by wrens. It was still occupied in 1945 when his son moved the skull to his garage in Indiana, where it was promptly re-wrented. Home is where the heart is, even if it's a transplant." - Charley Harper
Dishwasher and microwave safe, this mug is printed via a high-quality sublimation process and comes in a decorative gift box.
Printed in the USA