Charley Harper - Knit - Black Billed Magpie

Charley Harper - Knit - Black Billed Magpie

$28.50

6 left in stock

Content: 95% Premium Organic Cotton, 5% Spandex

Width: 112 cm (44")

Weight: 225 g/msq

Recommended Care: Machine wash cold, do not blech, tumble dry low, medium iron

Print: Magpies are the bird of choice on this jersey, surrounded by green and white spots on a blush pink background

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Charley Harper, born in 1922, was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist. He was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters, and book illustrations. In a style he called “minimal realism”, Charley captured the essence of his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. When asked to describe his unique visual style, Charley responded: 

“When I look at a wildlife or natural subject, I don’t see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. 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, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting, in a word of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe.”

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SOLD IN FULL METERS - fabric, elastic, and other products that are cut to measure are available only in full meters for online orders. Its a Shopify thing and as soon as we find an awesome workaround you can count on us to make that magic happen. 

Buying fabric? Measure twice so that we can cut once! Review your pattern. Check the unit of measure (we go by meters). Add a bit of length to factor in shrinkage during prewashing. 

Buying patterns? Pattern size ranges can vary depending on the pattern, designer, and style. Review the pattern closely before purchase and check your own measurements against the pattern specifications.

Picking colours? RICK RACK does our best to accurately represent all products and colours but colours may appear different between device screens.