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.
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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