Description 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Today I adorned my bed with sheets of roses, patterned everywhere with their unfurling petals of blue, cerise and pink. Roses, with their heady or delicate or spicy fragrance, will invade my dreams as I lie, crushing them beneath my nakedness. When I toss restlessly their satin softness will caress my skin with sweet remembrings of long-dead love. Or will that be? Will I feel only the sharp stabbing of their thorns the leathery scrape of saw-toothed leaves?
And isnt that like life when we look back on love, do we remember sweetspiced softness, or do we know again the pricking of the bruising hurts that so indelibly imprint our hearts? Is it the words, all honeyed sweetness, we recall, or the harsh volleys of denial, disavowal?
It is no wonder that the color called ashes of roses is what it is; for when I look back on love, I see its muddied shade defiling that once-clear and constant crimson. 2012 RC deWinter
Thanks to Doris Atkinson for the photo from which this is painted.
This is an ART for Cancer Group image. 25% of all sales of this picture will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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.