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___________________________________________ A river-level view of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge._______________________________________ That is the title of a classic children's book by Hildegard Swift and Lynd Ward, the popularity of which contributed greatly to the restoration and conservation of, rather than the dismantling of, the Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse. This small red structure sits directly underneath the George Washington Bridge on the shore of the Hudson River._______________________________________ The little red lighthouse was originally built in 1889 in Sandy Hook, New Jersey and was taken down, moved and rebuilt in its current location in 1921 to aid navigation on the Hudson River; it was in use until 1947. The bridge itself was not completed until 1931, but the lighthouse was carefully preserved during construction. In 1951 the lighthouse was considered obsolete and demolition was planned, but the outcry from the public, many familiar with the 'little red lighthouse' only through the book, prevented its destruction. Instead, the City of New York's Parks & Recreation Commission became the conservator of Jeffrey's Hook. Eventually the little red lighthouse was named a New York City Landmark under the purview of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and was re-lighted 2002. As early as 1979 the lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as 'Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse'. One must read the book that inspired its reclamation to understand why 'the little red lighthouse' was so important to so many._______________________________________ Digital oils from an original photograph shot in September 2003.
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.