Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
My Auntie Rose always lived with us - Papa, Mama, Teddy and me. She was Papa's sister and never married. We were told to be very kind to Auntie Rose, because she was living an unusual life.
You see, Auntie Rose was a midget. Well, I know now the correct term is 'little person' but when I was a girl that's what we called short people - not, of course, to their faces. Papa told us Auntie Rose has been born too early and just never grew like most people.
I remember how much fun it was to spend time with Auntie. She may have been short, but she was fun and always happy to come with us when we'd go picnicking or flying kites down at the shore. She'd read to us, too - exciting stories of 'exotical adventures' (that's what she called them), and she would always stop after the most exciting chapters, leaving me and Teddy breathless and anxious for the next installment.
Mama told us we shouldn't bother Auntie when she was in her room, but if one of us knocked she always invited us in. She had all kinds of treasures in her room, for when she was young she'd travelled all over the world, seeing the sights and coming home with trunks full of things she'd collected along the way.
This is the corner of Auntie's room, with her tiny hat, coat and scarf hanging on a dress form that was specially made for her.
And on the wall, she had hung her favorite painting, a copy of Raphael's 'Madonna of the Chair', that she'd bought in 'Florence, It'ly from a little old I-talyan man outside the museum.' ~ from the diary of Ellen Fall (1889-1965)
Digital oils from an original photograph shot December 4, 2010 at the Barnes Museum in Southington, Connecticut.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.