Jean Burdick

Jean Burdick Trail Musings 
Being surrounded by nature has always been a source of interpretation for me, I am concerned about the impact and consequences of climate change. From remembered landscapes, I draw on my landscape photographs recording light, shadow and memory. 
While hiking in county and state regional parks these past 2 years, I have photographed individual elements of the wooded, rural landscape. On trails where I walked, I internalized my personal thoughts and experiences. I have many memories of the eastern Pennsylvania landscape from having grown up there. My work transforms feelings and memories into something tangible, focusing on segments of vistas that reflect what I experienced. 
In the studio process, beginning with printing my photo silkscreens, I build each successive layer of pattern, texture and color. I enhance the image by drawing, painting, printing and experimental mark-making. Merging the images from several perspectives gives a closer interpretation of my experiences. Memories of thoughts from particular locations evoke impressions accumulated in the layered images. Each layer magnifies, overlaps, obscures or otherwise enhances the layers that came before. 
Reimagining what I have observed, I reference the natural world with its organic structures. The resulting images suggest narratives of unfolding life cycles: birth, growth, death and renewal. These vistas are composites of landscapes producing a memoir of places in transition. 

Jean Burdick Resume 

Jean Burdick's most recent solo exhibition was held October 12 - November 6, 2022.  For inquiries, please Contact Us

Afternoon Light, mixed media, 24" x 18"  

Golden Field, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12" 

Bell's Woodland, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  

Autumn Field, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  

Crossing Trail, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  

Lillium I, mixed media on panel, 24" x 18"  

Lillium II, mixed media on panel, 24" x 18"  

Dual Shadows, silkscreen on panel, 24" x 30"  

Tyler Park Meadow I, silkscreen on panel, 10" x 10"  

Tyler Park Meadow II, silkscreen on panel, 10" x 10" 

Late Afternoon, Tyler, mixed media on vellum, 16" x 10"  

Crested Wheatgrass II, silkscreen on vellum, 10" x 16" 

Winter Berries, silkscreen on vellum, 16" x 10"  

Along the Path, acrylic on paper, 12" x 12" 

Five Mile Woods Trail, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  

Trailing, silkscreen on panel, 20" x 30"  

Facades III, acrylic on panel, 18" x 18"  

Willow Street, acrylic on panel, 16" x 20"  

Franklin Street, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10" 

Silverton, silkscreen on vellum, 11" x 7"  

Central Road, silkscreen on vellum, 5" x 8"  

Mirror Lake Road - Fall, silkscreen on vellum, 20" x 20"  SOLD   

Mirror Lake Road - Early Spring, silkscreen on vellum, 20" x 20"