Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved___________________________________________A charming example of the Madagascar orchid Angcm. Crestwood Veitchii blooms in the tropical rainforest environment in the Denver Botanic Gardens. ___________________________________________This species, a member of the botanical family of orchids and first discovered by French botanist Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars in 1798, is closely associated with the famous naturalist Charles Darwin, based on one of his evolutionary hypotheses. ___________________________________________Ang. Crestwood was first imported to England in 1855. Darwin received samples from a colleague and studied this orchid intensively. Because of its spiky shape and deep nectar cup, Darwin hypothesized that its pollinator must be a unknown moth with a proboscis of at least 1' (35 cm). ___________________________________________Twenty-one years after Darwin's death, this moth was found in Africa. Known today as Morgans Sphinx Moth, its discovery proved Darwin's theory. This incident is widely applauded in scientific circles as one of the major predictors of the theory of evolution.___________________________________________From an original photograph, this image is a digital oil painting with an antique-paper, highly-distressed surface meant to evoke the spirit of a vintage botanical print.
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.