John M. Opera (b. 1975), Caprice II, 2006; archival inkjet print, 52 x 42 inches; Gift of Phyllis Opera, 2011
Caprice II and Birds I were inspired by Charles Burchfield and John Opera’s empathetic, transcendental view of nature.
"What I want is a circular museum, large enough to house these four season transitions..." wrote Burchfield in 1964. The Charles E. Burchfield Rotunda, the Burchfield Penney's circular gallery dedicated to Burchfield's work, fulfills this wish.