DescriptionCopyright 2016 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
For much of my life I was afraid of the dark. Afraid? Hell, I was terrified. I felt (but did not know) what lurked in the blueblack night, waiting to snatch my soul. Everything was vague, menacing, unseen but almost palpable.
I slept with the light on. You could not have paid me to walk by the salt marsh in the gathering gloom of dusk, let alone step outside, even into the yard, after dark, for in the dark I felt the presence of evil and trembled before it.
I can't tell you how I overcame this. Perhaps it was realizing the force-fed religion, populated with hellfire and demons, was a fairytale. Perhaps it was being grabbed and shaken by Death, then tossed back into this scummy pond to live another day. Perhaps it was simply growing up. I have no answer and I don't care.
Now I love the dark. I crave it. I sit in it, perfectly content not to see anything but the visions in my mind. I take myself to deserted places and never feel a frisson of fear standing in the silence, gazing up at stars that glitter like diamonds on denim.
So if you see me sitting in the dark, don't think it's because I'm depressed. I blossom when the rest of the world sleeps, unfolding in the embrace of an old enemy now become my salvation. The dark blots out the ugly world, softening the jagged edges of reality with the magickal patina of the unknown I call possibility. ~ copyright 2016 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.