Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Reviving the Heart
Falling in love: such a soft and easy phrase, like tumbling into a featherbed or a stack of newmown hay.
But when one has been without the heart a desert, dry as dust falling in loves akin to the violence of birth: everythings narrowed, shut up tight, needing to be forced open not to expel, but to accept the thrust of emotion.
Its not like riding a bike, you know. You can forget how to love, both in the giving and receiving.
Falling in love like birth is work, not a cheap and easy talent nor a skill once learned that snaps right back the next time you attempt it.
The heart has no muscle memory. Once neglected, the elasticity evaporates and leaves a barren chamber. You cant jumpstart it. No storebought wire will send forth revivifying juice.
Rather, the heart must be massaged, persistently but gently, from inside and out; coaxed back to life through effort, perseverance. Falling in love after so long a drought is work. 2011 RC deWinter
Digital oils of claret cup cacti growing in the high desert of Pawnee Butte National Grasslands; taken from an original photograph shot in May 2004.
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.