Description 2009 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~~ Interior detail of the Plymouth Cordage Company, a larger portion of which is shown in 'Consigned to Hell'.
Plymouth Cordage was, by the late 19th century, the world's largest rope manufactory. Mystic Seaport has carefully preserved 250 feet of the original structure's ropewalk, part of the 1000-foot length of the 1824 building. Unbelievably, the original plant was in operation until 1947, when it was finally modernized. Plymouth Cordage closed the doors of this newer plant in 1964, when it ceased 140 years of continuous manufacture.
This detail of the ropewalk displays a warm glow that was totally absent from the actual site during the years of its operation. It is here, in this dreary and dangerous place, that immigrant laborers and - from 1824 into the early 20th century - adjudicated children spent many long hours toiling amid darkness, dust and fibers that destroyed lungs, and the never-ending noise of large and often lethal machinery.
Digital oil painting from an original photograph shot in August 2009.
February 26, 2013: An amazing thing happened today - I have been announced as one of the five finalists for a Shorty Award in Art. The Shorty Awards are given to the producers of the best of online social media in a variety of categories and I am honored to be in the running.
August 2, 2012: I am honored to have been showcased in Official Feature Online Entertainment New Magazine in the article "Connecticut’s Artist Expressionist: RC deWinter" highlighting my work in the arts. My thanks to the editors and staff. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/N6z4Yl
May 1, 2012: I am proud and also humbled to have several poems and paintings prominently featured in the First Anniversary Issue of Pink Panther Magazine. See my work on pp 52-57: http://bit.ly/KoMryO Purchase this beautifully produced magazine of women's art and writing here: http://bit.ly/In88Eg Thanks and bright blessings to the marvellous editors of Pink Panther for this extraordinary validation of my work.
April 6, 2012: Thanks to editor/writer Dominic Richardson at ARTbracket for this article on me and my work. http://bit.ly/HrZmDd
January 21, 2012: I am honored to have two of my poems, imprecation and WomanRoots, published in the latest issue of Pink Panther Magazine. The magazine can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/yUcPOM
My October 2011 solo show at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut was a great success. I am greatly honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit there. My thanks to the Board for all their help before, during and after the 5-week show.
April 29, 2011: I am proud to announce that ABC has licensed four more of my works for use as set decoration on the TV show Desperate Housewives.
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