Description 2014 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Juggling, turning cartwheels, I entertain every day the sun shines, which where I live is nearly always. I wear the gaudy motley, cap and bells and shake my rattle for the crowd; it works - they laugh and then dismiss me.
That's how I want it. This is my comfort zone.
Comedy's my best defense in this, the shallowest of pools known to man. In a place where real doesn't exist there's no point in the sincere. No one would buy it anyway, so I sell what sells.
My tricks have never failed me, my legerdemain is legend.
Only when alone - which isn't often - with seven televisions blaring to annihilate the silence do I strip off my bright armor scrub away the greasepaint and descend to who I am.
After decades of denial and repeated reinvention I wonder just how much of me is left
.If I concentrate - and depending on the quantity of cactus juice I've swallowed - I can find that skinny kid whose brain was trained and beaten into something to be proud of by those solemn blackrobed men on a ghetto mission from God.
I even went to college but so what?
Inside this big top brains and a dollar will get you a fastfood burger, nothing more .My son the lawyer visits me from out of town. When he does I pull up what's left of the serious me and try to talk to him, to be a dad; he doesn't recognize that man.
If I had a regret that would be it, but you gotta play the game to stay alive and so I do.
I made my deal; I'm happy with it as long as there's enough tequila. I go to parties most of you can only dream of, I have five women and a schedule for each. I have these little statues on a shelf, the proof of my survival in the tank.
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.