Description 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
I Will Never Write Like Ernest
Every so often I admonish myself, 'No more tapestries thick with adjectives, enough of gilded cages brimming overfull with words.'
And I vow to emulate that rough-hewn chronicler of the masculine world, he who writ so spare, so cleanly of all the passions some men have: war and ruin, drink and blood sport sharppolished as a fine-forged blade as well as matters of the heart.
No sentiment, no heavy lace, but straight and sure as a skillfully-wielded rapier to the bone.
So I sit with best intentions vigilantly scouring all my trim. Gingerbreading ruthlessly sliced from every line, tossed onto Webster's scrapheap like so much faulty and imperfect scrollwork that rather than adding to the beauty of a structure draws the eye unerringly to its poor proportions, until naked, trembling, my hapless verse stands stark and empty, the words that flow so naturally from my soul espaliered firmly to an alien fence instead of vining freely in their own wild way my way! forced to feign a sturdiness their slender graceful limbs were never meant to have.
And, seeing this unnatural form, I pause, take up my pen, and having freed the stiff green shoots from their shackles, re-adorn my arbor with all the ripe and heady fruit, perfume and sweetly-curling tendrils intended by my nature's own design.
So Ernest I am not, and never can/shall be, but in my opulence recline and offer my harsh luxury. 1997, renewed 2012 RC deWinter
Textured digital oils from a photograph by Chris Glickman.
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.