Meg Knowles b. 1960, Christmas Past, 2000; three channel video, running time: 5 minutes; Courtesy of the Artist
Personal history, family and holiday traumas: a collection of Christmas memories. A diary gone awry.
Burchfield's archives reveal his studied fascination with symbolism, which he used to capture the countless emotions, sounds and other invisible elements that spoke to his senses. As he wrote, "An artist must paint not what he sees in nature, but what is there."