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____________________________________________ A seminal figure in Western occult history, the Witch of Endor first appears in the book of 1 Samuel in the Old Testament. She was summoned by King Saul to raise the prophet Samuel from the dead. ____________________________________________ The Witch of Endor would today be described as a medium or seer, but as the legend evolved she was thought to be an actual witch who had mastery over the element of Air. The belief in the actual existence of witches and otherworldly beings grew over time, culminating in the rabid persecution and killing, for centuries, throughout Europe of those persons so identified. ____________________________________________ The persistent English belief in the satanic power of witches was imported by the Puritans to early New England as well, and women and men accused of witchcraft and consorting with the devil were hanged and otherwise dispatched, notably in Massachusetts and Connecticut.____________________________________________ During the reign of Charles II of England (the Restoration), masques and other elaborate entertainments were extremely popular at court. Here we see a Cavalier from that period, costumed as the Witch of Endor, enjoying a pint.____________________________________________ Digital oil portrait; adapted from an original photograph shot October 23, 2010 in Hebron, Connecticut at King Arthur's Harvest Faire.
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.