Description 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
This is a semi-abstract landscape of one of the salt marshes along the shore of the Connecticut River near Long Island Sound in Essex, Connecticut, during an early spring thaw.Vital to the health of the Sound, the long grasses in these salt marshes are rooted in ancient peat and provide havens for egrets, osprey, swallows and many other species birds, waterfowl and mammalian wildlife. The marshes also filter sediment and water runoff before it enters the Sound and help protect the coast from storm surges. The shorter grasses in the marshes need a centimeter or so of tide to cover them to continue to thrive.The possibility of rising seas due to climate change threatens the viability of these marshes. Salt marshes can actually migrate to adapt to changing sea levels, but not where development has eaten into avilable pathways. It has been estimated that with current levels of development along the river and shoreline in Connecticut, by 2100 all existing salt marshes in the Connecticut River will have drowned.
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.