Lynx Woods

Just one of Charles Burchfield’s many obsessions, which he pursued his long, productive life:

“To the Big Woods painting — . . . I spent some time wandering around in the woods trying to find just the right spot to carry out my idea, which has obsessed [me] for some time (the lynx woods giving the feeling of the coming of winter into the glory of autumn.) A blue jay kept calling, and sporting in the tree tops – a wild blood-tingling call.”

—Charles E. Burchfield, October 17, 1956