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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Harper-Bittern Suite TB02

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Thursday, 01 November 2012
Texas, United States
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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. Bitterns are marsh birds that nest among cattails. Rather than immediately fly when threatened, they will become motionless with their beaks to the sky. The stripes on the breast and throat are camoflage. It is innate behavior in chicks, but they lack the stripes

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Tracking History (9348.9mi) View Map

Mark Missing 12/13/2015 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 07/02/2014 shellbadger placed it in Chinese New Year - Year of the Sheep Manitoba, Canada - 4.67 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/02/2014 shellbadger retrieved it from First In Last Out - Narol Fire Hall Manitoba, Canada   Visit Log

correcting an error for another cacher, bug not in this cache

Write note 07/02/2014 twokidsracing posted a note for it   Visit Log

We had a bit of a technical issue when logging this TB - very sorry - the app on my iPhone didn't cooperate apparently and marked this TB dropped at our second last cache (First In Last Out - Narol Fire Hall GC3R3M3) where there wouldn't have been enough space for it. The app marked it instead of visiting to dropped. :(
I tried editing the log, that didn't work and then I tried to delete and resubmit on the correct cache which is "Chinese New Year - Year of the Sheep" GC3C0YW except now that I have dropped it, I don't have the code for it and wasn't able to mark it so.
Shellbadger - could you please mark the TB correctly please? Many thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!
Have a great July 'TwoKidsRacing'. :)

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/01/2014 twokidsracing retrieved it from St.Andrews Trackable Hotel Manitoba, Canada   Visit Log

We dropped off 2 TB's we brought from our last trip, and our oldest decided we needed another TB. So exchanged - we did. ;)

Dropped Off 05/23/2014 checkerberries placed it in St.Andrews Trackable Hotel Manitoba, Canada - 1,247.56 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/22/2014 checkerberries retrieved it from Hammer's Travel Bug Hotel Alabama   Visit Log

Will be taking this striking TB farther north. Thank you for the beautiful find.

Discovered It 01/21/2014 A-Cran discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it in Hammer's TB Hotel.

Dropped Off 01/05/2014 T.N.A.F. placed it in Hammer's Travel Bug Hotel Alabama - 13.55 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/01/2014 T.N.A.F. took it to Parkway ahead Alabama   Visit Log

Visited Parkway ahead

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