Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
watching you strip
gazing intently as you expose everything, stripping off layers of guilt you've accrued til finally, down to the flesh and the bone, your long-buried burdens sit plainly in view: on your shoulder a boulder of igneous shame, working its heaviness into your soul, tilting your balance a bit to the right.
a raven of sadness is clutched to your chest, too precious to free but too painful to own; a barbed-wire surcingle girdles your waist. great bloody beads fall, staining your thighs. your seat of desire upholstered in grief, brass nailheads of fear keep it safe from the world.
padlock and chain are embracing your legs, hobbling your steps so you'll never escape. but, even as your eyes hotly gleam, imploring my help in abandoning these, you straightarm my hands as they reach to assist and, dressing once more in your hairshirt divine, turn and walk silently to the next shrine. 1997, renewed 2011 RC deWinter
Digital oils from an original photograph shot in Durham, Connecticut, June 5, 2011.
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.