Charles Harper’s Birds & Words: A Review of a Classic Reborn

10,000 Birds

I reduced all lines and edges to straights and curves (that’s all there are) and began to render with mechanical drawing instruments¬ ruling pen, compass, French curve, T-square, triangle. The Eskimo Curlew “ran the gauntlet of a hunter army, which stalked him from state to state to provision meat counters by the wagonload.” Is there a birder in the United States who is not familiar with the art of Charley Harper?

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