From the Catskill Mountains: BPAC Artist-in-Residence Entry 1, July 14, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 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.


Spent last week in Buffalo. Visit four. Made three self-portraits at the Charles Burchfield Nature and Art Center in Gardenville. CB's front yard. Trees, branches, rocks? Yes. Just look. It's me and my experience there. A tree enveloped, embraced by another/others.

On September 28, 1955, CB wrote to Dr. Braasch: "Perhaps the best things in a painting are sub-conscious...."

In my case, the "sub-conscious" refers to my deep feelings of connection to CB's spirit and to my sense of being supported and trusted by the BPAC team, which has revealed itself through my intuitive photographic process.


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.