Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Dandelion Seed Heads and the Moon, 1961-1965; watercolor, gouache, charcoal, and sgraffito on lightly textured white wove paper faced on 1/4-inch-thick laminated gray chalkboard, 56 x 40 inches; Karen and Kevin Kennedy Collection
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, May 21, 1945
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The full beauty of the dandelion is lost to the majority of people because of its infinite numbers. They like rarity and bow down before some obscure orchid because it may happen to be rare. God’s greatest gift to me, is the ability to be astonished anew each year by the almost incredible beauty of a dandelion plant in full bloom. Surely no other plant is so full of the Glory of God, and His creation. Seen singly, or in myriad numbers, it is beyond all comprehension. It is as difficult to take in all the glory of the dandelion, as it is to take in a mountain, or a thunderstorm.
Charles E. Burchfield, May 21, 1945