Pier Group

 

Pier Group

 

Medium : Gouache and cut paper on illustration board

Image Size : 18” x 18”

Circa : 1984

Even on the pier, peer pressure appears. Pelican or person, we all experience persistent and perpetual persuasion to perform like the pack - even if we have to stand on one foot to do it. "I guess you'd go jump in the ocean if your pals did," is a perennial people-parent complaint, when the commendation of contemporaries precludes progenitorial approval. And that's just what a pubescent pelican does with his peers on the pier: jumps in the ocean.

-Charley Harper

Beguiled by the Wild, 1994

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