Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~~ While many of us enjoy the idealized descriptions and images of the past, the wretchedness of history is most often glossed over or completely ignored. This vintage-style photograph, shot in August 2009, illuminates one of the many dark chapters in Victorian-era history. It is a detail of the interior of a cordage factory, where people toiled in the freezing winters and stifling summers making rope for the seafaring industry. Young children, immigrants and the working poor labored side by side, with no protection from large cumbersome machinery, heat, cold, boiling tar, heights, intolerable noise and air filled with the detritus of fiber except their own wits. Shot inside the Plymouth Cordage Company factory, originally located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and now restored in Mystic, Connecticut. For additional images of this hellhole, see:A Dark and Fearsome Place and Consigned to Hell.
This is an ART FOR HAITI image. 25% of all sales proceeds will be donated to the American Friends Service Committee for Haitian relief.
February 26, 2013: An amazing thing happened today - I have been announced as one of the five finalists for a Shorty Award in Art. The Shorty Awards are given to the producers of the best of online social media in a variety of categories and I am honored to be in the running.
August 2, 2012: I am honored to have been showcased in Official Feature Online Entertainment New Magazine in the article "Connecticut’s Artist Expressionist: RC deWinter" highlighting my work in the arts. My thanks to the editors and staff. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/N6z4Yl
May 1, 2012: I am proud and also humbled to have several poems and paintings prominently featured in the First Anniversary Issue of Pink Panther Magazine. See my work on pp 52-57: http://bit.ly/KoMryO Purchase this beautifully produced magazine of women's art and writing here: http://bit.ly/In88Eg Thanks and bright blessings to the marvellous editors of Pink Panther for this extraordinary validation of my work.
April 6, 2012: Thanks to editor/writer Dominic Richardson at ARTbracket for this article on me and my work. http://bit.ly/HrZmDd
January 21, 2012: I am honored to have two of my poems, imprecation and WomanRoots, published in the latest issue of Pink Panther Magazine. The magazine can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/yUcPOM
My October 2011 solo show at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut was a great success. I am greatly honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit there. My thanks to the Board for all their help before, during and after the 5-week show.
April 29, 2011: I am proud to announce that ABC has licensed four more of my works for use as set decoration on the TV show Desperate Housewives.
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