BURCHFIELD’S BACKYARD

BurchCrane

The crane stands at the silent door
one leg tucked, reflections of beauty
surround with sounds of nature in serenade.
Played in the wood, winds stroke the reeds
peacefully, a melody airy and bright,
Captured in water color.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik, 2014

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I live five minutes from Mr. Burchfield’s home/gallery in West Sencea, NY. The Burchfield Nature and Art Center is an impressive complex and the inspiration for much of his work.

http://www.burchfieldnac.org/

One of the largest collections of Burchfield’s work is in the Burchfield Penney Art Center at State University of New York at Buffalo State.

https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/

 

QUICKLY IN SEPTEMBER P.A.D. – DAY 21: IMAGES

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2 thoughts on “BURCHFIELD’S BACKYARD

  1. MQ, West Seneca was a wide reaching area in Western New York at the turn of the 1900’s. It was Indian territory and encompassed parts of Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Ebenezer, Gardenville and Lackawanna, as well as West Seneca proper. The house I grew up in was listed as West Seneca when my grandfather bought it. The area around Clinton Street and Union Road is where Charles E. Burchfield worked. I know Jim’s not THAT old, but he might remember those facts in some form.

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