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 39 5/8 inches; Karen and Kevin Kennedy Collection
Charles Burchfield, Journals, May 21, 1945
Friday, May 22, 2015
The full beauty of the dandelion is lost to the majority of people because of its infinite numbers. They like rarity and prefer 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 if it is to take in a mountain or a thunderstorm.
Charles Burchfield, May 21, 1945