Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Wheatfield and Tower, July 9, 1917; watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 22 x 18 inches; Collection of the Blair Family
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, July 22, 1935
Monday, July 22, 2013
...This year the wheat-fields seem choked full, and are especially beautiful; in the last few days many have been cut, but some stand yet, varying in shade from almost white to rich hot orange-browns. Few sights are satisfying as these fields of luxuriant, bountiful wheat. They bring to mind the fact that there are temporary truths + eternal truths differing widely. We hear so much of wheat surplus, the tales of using it for fuel, or plowing under, from which it would follow that, temporarily, the sight of these choked fields must be displeasing. The eternal truth of the matter tho, is that this bountiful harvest is a gift of God, and glorious sight to behold, one that bears witness to the great richness of the Earth. It should only fill us with happiness.
Charles E. Burchfield, July 22, 1935