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.
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.
I am happy to paint on commission. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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