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The Seventh Circle
A hot red mist, acrid with the scent of blood and carrying anguished voices crying in the night, envelops you as you cross the threshold to go downdowndown that long and terrible staircase. You cannot see him but you know that somewhere, hidden in the gloom, lurks the Minotaur, impassive and mute, ready to roughly shove you along if you try to turn back.
The floor, covered in red and lions of gold, singes the soles of your bare feet while the accoutrements of your transgressions guns and ropes of bullets strung like deadly pearls, swords and pikes and knives and wicked pointed stars clank and groan as they smash against each other and your body in a metallic chorus of death with every step descended.
You are condemned, again and again, to this baptism of fire and blood. The river awaiting blazes with a fire that heats but never boils away the scarlet liquid life that will caress your skin up to the eyebrows; and should you try to rise, to lift your face from the furious tide, a legion of centaurs armed with the arrows of hell will loose a volley that will keep you in your place.
You recognize your brothers in arms, sadists and torturers, murderers all, in this red river, but no one speaks or offers any gesture of comradeship. You stoic solitary souls suffer your retribution in silence. This is no ones condemnation but your own; it is, you think, what you have earned, what you deserve; and no one no judge, no jury, no god put you in this place but you. 2013 RC deWinter
Hello and welcome to my portfolio; I hope the year is treating you gently.
I am a self-taught photographer and digital artist. I have been shooting photos for over 30 years and digitally painting them for nearly ten. Many pieces have been featured in both print and online journals, and five of my works were licensed by ABC-TV for use as set decor on the show "Desperate Housewives."
I am happy to paint on commission. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.
All of my work on Imagekind and elsewhere is protected by copyright. No permission whatsoever to copy, appropriate, claim as one's own or otherwise distribute, display or sell any of my work is granted to any entity or individual.
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
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.