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___________________________________________ 'My name is Chas. Brown. I was born to Curtis and Mary Brown in Kingston, New York. I moved to the Connecticut colony as soon as I could escape the farm but found no ready work. Traveling here and about, I somehow made my way until several weeks passed with no one to hire me.
I crept into a chicken house one night and stole two birds for my supper, having had no food for three days. As I tryed to make my escape the farmer's dog awoke, as did the farmer. He gave chase and peppered me with small-shot in the calf; I fell, the chickens escaped, and I spent two years in the hellhole that was New-gate.'_______________________________________ The ruins of the first state prison in the United States still stand, as do the tunnels of the copper mine that was the first use of this land. Deemed a place of inhumane punishment (shades of Gitmo? Abu Ghraib?) in 1827, the state closed the prison. An enterprising group of Yankees attempted to revive the copper mine, but all their efforts were for naught._______________________________________ Charles Brown was an actual Newgate prisoner born in Kingston, New York and arrested in Hartford at age 25 for burglary, but I have fabricated the rest of his story. He was imprisoned in 1823 and, upon his release, was described in the 1825 Overseer's Report as 'tall and being of black complexion'._______________________________________ Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976, what remains of Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine is one of the top tourist destinations in Connecticut; it is closed all of this year for further restoration._______________________________________ Digital oil painting from an original photograph shot May 15, 2008.
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.