In our Wood Style blog we can not forget the big lover of the forest and nature in general. Charley Harper (1922 - 2007) who created specific colorful world of the wildlife and animals in his ingenious drawings, is one of the most important American illustrators of the 1950s and 1960s. His work includes almost entirely drawings of the animals who became nearly intimate colorful abstract compositions under his creative vision and style.
This creative element we see in his two drawings illustrating forest in general too. More than landscape, he drew concrete animals species usually. But these two works show how he symbolized forest landscape in the larger scale. With the geometrical simplification influenced by period abstract painting, he created strong natural scene, where forest changes into elegant abstract pattern. Only the animals in the scene tell us that it is not abstraction, but very precise artistic look into the deep wood.