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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Harper-Bear in the Birches TB

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Wednesday, 02 November 2011
Texas, United States
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In the hands of lushdawn.

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Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Do not drop it in an urban cache or leave it behind at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S.

About This Item


This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize art seen and admired (and in this case owned) by the bug owner.  A digital copy of this work was downloaded from the internet. The copy was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner.  Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist.  One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work.  The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

Charles (Charley) Harper (1922—2007) was reared on a West Virginia farm.  There he developed an appreciation and love of animals.  With his education he learned design.  As a consequence he had an alternative way of looking at nature. His serigraphs (silkscreens) are expanses of color which give the viewer a very different perspective on the animal kingdom.  Harper revealed the unique behaviors of his wildlife subjects through stylized geometric reduction.  His art is instructive but it is often infused humor.  And, the title of the works are often puns or use alliteration.  Harper did not see feathers, fur, scapulars, or tail coverts on the wildlife, he saw shapes, color combinations, patterns and textures arranged in endless possibilities for making interesting pictures.  Here, a black bear is tearing apart a log in search of grubs or termites.

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Tracking History (11697.2mi) View Map

Visited 05/21/2016 lushdawn took it to Octopus's Garden of Watery Delights Washington - 2,324.69 miles  Visit Log

He wanted to see the ocean!

Retrieve It from a Cache 09/01/2015 lushdawn retrieved it from Claudia's 1st Cache Vermont   Visit Log

Hoping to drop ASAP!

Dropped Off 06/06/2015 Skittles1319 placed it in Claudia's 1st Cache Vermont - 12.15 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 05/13/2015 Skittles1319 retrieved it from Counting Crows Vermont   Visit Log

Grabbed travel bug. Will move along when I have a chance.

Dropped Off 05/07/2015 Cornflakes placed it in Counting Crows Vermont - 8.7 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/07/2015 Cornflakes took it to To Lure You Out~~ Vermont - 9 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/07/2015 Cornflakes took it to Freya's First Vermont - 8.09 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/07/2015 Cornflakes took it to Falcon's First Vermont - 19.44 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/02/2015 Cornflakes took it to UNDECIDED in BURLINGTON Vermont - 29.03 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/30/2015 Cornflakes took it to Zee's cache Vermont - 29.6 miles  Visit Log
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