From the Catskill Mountains: BPAC Artist-in-Residence Entry #2, June 11, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Throughout her year as Burchfield artist-in-residence, Janelle Lynch will share her thoughts and impressions with us as we share her journey into the spirit and work of Charles Burchfield.


Following my earlier post today, I went outside and looked up at the apple trees to consider my capacity to perceive space. How I've taken it for granted!

Burchfield's drawing (Untitled, Ice storm--late March, detail below), included in my prior entry, resembled the recently pruned apple tree that graces the center of my back yard.

I crouched down to the perspective of the little girl to whom Dillard refers, looked upward at the branches against the overcast sky, and saw the "lights."

Janelle Lynch


Janelle Lynch is the 2013 Burchfield resident artist. She has garnered international recognition over the last decade for her large-format photographs of the urban and rural landscape. Widely exhibited, her work is in several public and private collections including the Burchfield Penney, George Eastman House Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Newark Museum, the Fundación Vila Casas, Barcelona, and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Salta, Argentina.