Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
In the Shadow of the Lighthouse
The foghorn was blowing relentlessly, soft and sad, the night we first talked about forever. Do you remember? We were at the shore.
It was an early October night, and you just weren't sleepy. 'Foghorns sound sad. How come?' you asked. 'Oh, maybe just because they have seen too many shipwrecks,' I answered.
You were silent for several minutes, and then you said, 'Do you know what sailboats remind me of?' 'No,' I replied. 'Tell me.'
You hugged me close around the neck and said, 'Sailboats remind me of forever.' You spoke so softly in the misty, damp dark as we lay, peaceful, breathing in the salty air and listening to the the music of the crickets and the sea.
That was the night I first realized what an old soul inhabits your newly-minted child's body. That was the night I discovered that you feel things like I do, the waves of the ages washing over you and binding you tightly to all time.
That was the night, lying in the shadow of the lighthouse, that I knew your path would be uphill, strewn with stones, not level, smooth as glass.
My path is rocky too.
My hand is here for you to hold when all the world seems gray and indecipherable, the mist too thick to penetrate alone.
I promise I will listen. I cannot promise to agree, or even to always understand, but I can promise you I will listen.
If I can light a beacon in the woolly enveloping fog of the mysterious unfolding world, I will shine it brightly for you.
1997, renewed 2010 RC deWinter
My beloved son, Eben Lassen, died in his sleepin the early morning hours of my birthday, February 3, 2007. Eben, I know you are sailing now.
Digital oils from a photograph by Chris Lassen, shot December 28, 1987.
Hello and welcome to my portfolio; I hope the year is treating you gently.
I am a self-taught photographer and digital artist. I have been shooting photos for over 30 years and digitally painting them for nearly ten. Many pieces have been featured in both print and online journals, and five of my works were licensed by ABC-TV for use as set decor on the show "Desperate Housewives."
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April 25, 2014 ~ My haiku was chosen by the New York Times staff from over 2,800 submitted and sent with their other choices to Marie Howe, state poet of New York. She honored mine along with others and they appeared in both the print and online editions of the paper. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/27/nyregion/new-york-city-in-haiku.html
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
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.