Guiramand, a French artists, worked for weather bureau, designing sets and also did a stint in the military. In his late 20s he began to have success as an artist. Curiously his first solo show was in Texas. By the early 1960s he was regularly exhibiting his work.
This single piece, in my opinion, was one of a half a dozen best pieces shown at Expo Chicago 2013. The notion of the simple and the complex, as images and technique, in the same piece is compelling.