American artist Charley Harper is one of my favorites in terms of style. His slightly abstract nature scenes are very simple and geometric, making it easy to find emphasis in the picture, or showing what's important. Our 3rd grade collages were inspired by his geometric, sparse style. We incorporated visual texture by using newspaper to represent the black and white texture of birch tree bark. We also used space in the picture by placing things above and below the horizon line, as well as by changing the size.