Charles E. Burchfield in his own words Share Tweet

 
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Birches, 1921; wallpaper, Overall: 27 3/4 x 22 in. (70.5 x 55.9 cm) Frame: 29 15/16 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm); Gift of M.H. Birge and Sons Company, 1971

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Birches, 1921; wallpaper, Overall: 27 3/4 x 22 in. (70.5 x 55.9 cm) Frame: 29 15/16 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm); Gift of M.H. Birge and Sons Company, 1971

From Charles Burchfield's Journals December 23, 1924

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I think that I am standing on the brink of an abyss of stagnant mire - or are my feel already sunken? The old serious attitude toward life seems gone - Life is easy - I am fat & healthy - my job flatters & pleases me - it presents no hardships -

Charles E. Burchfield's Journals
December 23, 1924

The Poetry of Place edited by J. Benjamin Townsend, page 96

 

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