Hand-Felted Charley Harper Cardinal Figurine






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Crafted of vibrant felt, this Hand-Felted Charley Harper Cardinal is a delightful decorative or collectable accent for any feather-friendly home. Inspired by Harper's 1992 "Cardinal Courtship" painting, this hand-felted female cardinal sculpture features detailed, lifelike colors, artistic wings and sturdy, wire legs. This whimsical lady red bird will stand easily on any desktop, tabletop or console. Her unique nature and intricate design is sure to start many conversations among guests and neighbors who love backyard birds or appreciate modern American art.

Known for his highly stylized paintings, American artist Charley Harper captured the essence of his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. He called this rare and delightful style "minimal realism." Born on a farm in West Virginia, Mr. Harper studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he later made his home. For more than sixty years, without computers, he captured color, shapes and movement. Mr. Harper uniquely simplified intricate and complex lines through his painted art.

• Handcrafted Felt Cardinal Sculpture
• Lifelike hand-felted female cardinal
• Bright colors, artistic wings and wire legs
• Inspired by Charley Harper's "Cardinal Courtship" painting
• Whimsical desktop, console or table accent

6-1/4"L x 4"W x 5"H

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Reviewed on: 6/5/2012 12:00:00 AM

If you've ever been blessed with the opportunity to see a Pileated Woodpecker in person, and were thrilled by their gargantuan size, then this sculpture is for you. Mine is mounted on a pillar post which holds up the overhang on my deck alongside hanging flower baskets and bird feeders, where I spend lots of time sitting outside enjoying nature and I SO enjoy watching the gentle swaying of this woodpecker as the light breezes cause it to make a "pecking" motion. The legs of the bird are separate from the body and are permanently attached by screws through the feet and the top part of the legs go inside the belly of the woodpecker and are cleverly balanced on a plate inside which allows the bird freedom of movement as the wind blows it. It is very relaxing to watch and lifelike. You can always tuck the body further onto the legs during strong storms to prevent damage from fear of it falling or "pecking" too hard if desired. My only negative about the product was lack of instructions on how to place the body onto the legs. By looking at the two pieces separately, one would NEVER expect it to go together and work as it does. There are two small indentations inside the bird on a horizontal plate that are supported by the rounded ends of the bird legs which allows the bird freedom of movement. It would have been nice to have something which tells the customer that is how you put it together when hanging. But eventually, I figured it out and love this item.