From Buffalo: BPAC Artist-in-Residence Entry 1, December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dear Nancy,

The gray light this morning called to mind some of the emotional qualities Burchfield portrayed in his Conventions, in particular, brooding, so I decided that I was going to continue reading your essays in The Sacred Woods before our meeting with Scott, instead of going out to the landscape. But instead of doing, that I finally began to write for my residency project, something I've been delaying, likely thus the association to the conventions--fear, dread, anxiety.

Your beautiful, thoughtful, detailed essays in The Sacred Woods that I have been reading during these last snowy days are present in mind--inspiring and giving me courage. I'm allowing myself to write more fully, rather than so sparely. And, with Lax and our conversation about slowness in mind, I am better able to accept that I've written just 126 words in the last hour.

Thank you for giving me--and being in many ways--such a wonderful model.

See you at 10:00am,



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.