Buck's painting "Edie on the Beach" is of his mother "Walking on the beach decades ago." It was made this year as Buck " moved her to Flordia this year for health concerns as she battles dementia."(Buck)
"Burchfield has exacted a quality that we may call poetic, romantic, lyric, or what you will. By sympathy with the particular, he has made it epic and universal." - Edward Hopper, who was friends with Burchfield (both were represented by the Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries in New York).