Charley Harper (American, 1922-2007)
Mystery of the Missing Migrants, 1990
The artist's own words: "For centuries, the neotropical migrants in this picture have shuttled between winter homes in the tropical rainforest and nesting sites in our woodlands. Now their populations are plummeting. Why? Habitat destruction. Down There? Up Here? Is your favorite songster in this flock? Each April, I listen anxiously to the dawn chorus for the return of my favorite, that world-class flutist, the Wood Thrush. Are silent springs forthcoming? Remember the canary in the coal mine?"
Forty-five birds are presented in Charley Harper's own unique "minimal realism" style. See the back of the puzzle box for the identification of each species.
Size: 29" x 20"
Artist: Charley Harper
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, these 1,000-piece interlocking jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzle workers