Entry #1: BPAC Artist-in-Residence Visit #7, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

On Wednesday, as I was working in the landscape across from Burchfield’s former home in Gardenville, at about 3:40pm the light changed rather dramatically--it became darker and warmer. I challenged myself to describe it more specifically, as I knew Nancy would, and the word “golden” came to mind. Golden November light.

A few minutes later, 1917 came to mind—Burchfield’s “golden year.” He was just a young 24 year old artist and the year was one of great creativity, experimentation, and prolific output for him.

It occurred to me that I am experiencing my “golden year” this year as artist-in residence. The year has been marked by, yes, creativity, experimentation, and output, but also reflection, learning, and solidifying my vision.

I am deeply grateful to the Fleischmanns and the Andrews who support the residency program, and the the Burchfield team, who consistently go above and beyond in a myriad of ways to support my residency.


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.