Description 2014 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
I stood there smoking, staring down the street at the lights in the distance, thinking what a long strange trip my life has indeed been. Suddenly someone was standing at my side. I turned and there was Edward, carrying his ever-present satchel full of eclectica and art supplies. 'You're very good, you know,' he said in the unemotional way he said most things. 'You really ought to get out and do this more often.' Shocked isn't the word to describe how I felt seeing Edward Hopper in the middle of downtown New Haven on a frosty February night. 'How in the world did you come to be here?' I asked. 'Shouldn't you be in New York?' He smiled briefly and said, 'Josie and I came up to see friends at Yale. After dinner she was tired and soon went to bed, but I decided to wander a bit. How fortunate that my curious wings landed me here. I had no idea you could sing like that. And I like the look of the street; I may have to do something with it.' That was one of the longest speeches I've ever heard Edward make, but by now I was freezing so I wished him a good night and went back inside. His voice echoed inside me like the voice of my conscience, telling me I should get back to what I really loved, but instead I got back to more bourbon and ginger, enjoying the camaraderie and the occasional praise for my singing from people passing the table. When I finally left, the sidewalk was empty except for other patrons leaving the club. Edward had returned to wherever he was staying. I didn't expect to hear from him anytime soon. A couple of weeks later I received a small package in the mail. I recognized the return address and eagerly but carefully tore off the wrapping. Imagine my surprise when inside was Edward's eye view of the corner of State Street looking down Crown, a wonderful reminder of that night when I went out and sang again. ~ excerpt copyright 2014 RC deWinter
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.