Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Passing of the Old West The West aint what it used to be before the wire bands Was stretchin out on every side and fencin in the lands; There aint the elbow room there was before the nester came And squatted on the virgin soil to cultivate the same.
It used to be so big and wide, so boundless and so free, As if a-stretchin out its arms and sayin Come to me; And we who had our cattle herds, we let em roam at will; There wasnt any grazin zone on valley, swale or hill.
The West was boundless; there was room for all and room to spare; Each cattle man was free to say that he was treated fair. Before the plow and reaper, why, we simply came and went, And with our herds a-waxin fat, the cowman was content.
But now its changed; theyve hemmed us in and told us thus and so; And they have fixed the boundaries where we may come and go; Weve got to hold our herds in hand, and fight for land to graze Becuz they aint a-runnin things as in the good old days.
The sunset of our day is gittin dimmer in the skies. Theyre forcin us to leave the lands we won, and which we prize. It wont be long till Cattle Land is just a memory - A vision of the old frontier in days that used-to-be. ~ from Dust of a Maverick, 1914, E.A. Brininstool
Digital oils from an original photograph shot in Manitou Springs, Colorado, April 2005.
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.