Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007) Once There Was a Field Charley Harper’s Once There Was a Field invites us into a wondrous world of birds, blooms, bugs, and butterflies. A breeze. Bees buzz inside buttercups. A bluebird, killdeer, and quail chase grasshoppers on a glorious morning among morning glories. The sounds are long past hearing, the scents past savoring, the sights past seeing, but all will live forever in Harper’s artwork, reproduced for you on this 1000-piece puzzle.