Patty Wallace (b. 1957), Vanitas: Woman’s Skull with Headdress (a.k.a. Coptic Woman), 1991; Fujichrome print, 20 x 16 inches; Gift of Patty Wallace and Gary Nickard
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."