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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), North Woods in Spring, 1951-64; watercolor on paper, 56 x 40 inches; Flint Institute of Arts, Bequest of Mary Mallery Davis

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), North Woods in Spring, 1951-64; watercolor on paper, 56 x 40 inches; Flint Institute of Arts, Bequest of Mary Mallery Davis

Charles Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 62, April 3, 1964

Saturday, April 6, 2013

All day [working] intensively on the “North Woods in Spring.”
In it I am coming closer to the realization of the theme of North in woods. But I doubt if I will ever be satisfied; and will always be searching [for] the ultimate statement. It is better so. The search for a truth is better than the realization. North is an arbitrary term – It is the Pole that my imagination yearns for –

Charles Burchfield, April 3, 1964

 

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