Description 2009 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~~ The Scales of Justice shine in the summer sun on a windowsill of a 19-century lawyer's office. I was reminded of Shakespeare's Hamlet when I saw this empty room, long unused.
The title is a quote from the play - Act V, Scene i. Hamlet and Horatio have entered a graveyard, where three fools (called clowns in the folio) are digging a grave. Hamlet is appalled by the light-hearted attitude and nonchalance of one of the gravediggers, and enumerates for Horatio several possibilities for the provenance of the skull of the body being buried.
He rounds it up with:'There's another; why may not that be the skull of a lawyer? Where be his quiddits, his quillets, his cases, his tenures, and his tricks?'
Hamlet is mocking the insubstantial nature of life as he names various attributes and possessions of a lawyer. Quiddit is an archaic term for a subtlety or equivocation; quillet is a frivolous evasion; tenures in this instance means holdings or possessions; and of course cases are the lawyer's livelihood.
Digitally painted from an original photograph shot in Mystic, Connecticut in August 2009.
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.