DescriptionCopyright 2015 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
I gaze out the window at the rosebush in the garden - now sere, almost leafless in the grip of winter-chill remembering its summer lushness, how it was clustered thick with blooms of gilded antique ivory with a scent as heavenly as angels' breath held within petals of rough silk, not quite gauzy but almost.
All dead now, those roses, lifejuice sucked out by Jack Frost, who, laughing, shredded what was left and scattered it, an offering to Aeolus.
I look away, feeling old and spent, as if Jack, stealthy dementor that he is, had stolen into my bed, sucked out my lifejuice too. Staring at my hands, the thin skin stretched and wrinkled, I think back to summer when I was fair and fresh, perfumed with youth, convinced I was immortal. Now gripped by that same winter-chill, I know that soon enough I will be shredded, ashes scattered to the wind. ~ 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.