DescriptionCopyright 2015 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
At the very the bottom of this sad collection of vitae interruptus lay something wrapped in a blizzard of tissue. I unfolded the thin leaves of gauzy paper but could not imagine what awaited discovery.
It was a rose, long dead; it was clear I had taken some pains to preserve it. Its brittle petals, though wrinkled, still held a good bit of color, frozen as they were in the act of unfurling; the stem was sturdy, unbent. Lifting it gently, I combed through memories as I studied it, trying to recall the whys and wherefores of this treasure.
I am not one obsessed with material keepsakes; whatever prompted this careful embalming must have been somewhat momentous. But then, I have forgot so much.
I cannot recall the Latin names for flowers I grew and tended for a dozen years, nor my last phone number before the current one, though I lived with it for seven years. The first tentative touch of desire, the last time I was properly, thoroughly kissed, the feel of a lover's skin on mine - all swirled away in a cyclone of amnesia. Is it any wonder I cannot recall the importance of this husk here in my hands, when the memory of love is lost? Excerpted from Exhumation, copyright 2015 RC deWinter
Thanks to Doris Atkinson for the photo from which this is painted.
This is an ART for Cancer Group image. 25% of all sales of this picture will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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.