DescriptionCopyright 2014 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
'Let us talk about beauty and resilience,' Vincent said, gesturing toward the flower. 'Most people, coming across this one bright bit of color in a garden that can barely be called such, would be relieved and cheered to see something blooming among patches of bare earth and weedy greenery. And that is natural. The human spirit seeks beauty. But beauty takes many forms, and the discerning eye will find it even when it is not obvious.'Vincent was dreadfully serious. I looked at him as he stood there, frowning slightly and staring down at his shoes. He seemed to be searching for his next words, andtaking my arm, Vincent knelt down and pulled me down to the ground with him. He brushed aside stray bits of mutilated plants, exposing tiny growing things.'You see,' he said, 'here are the beginnings of new growth, new life. Forget that they are likely weeds, look at the variety of shape and color hidden behind the sprawling of the obvious.'I stuck my face down almost level with the ground and there I saw them, a legion of little plants pushing their way toward the sun. Upon closer observation I could see tiny stars, tender shoots of greens and yellows.I smiled involuntarily and Vincent said, 'Good! You have discovered something many people never do - behind the bright and showy often lies an entire universe of a different kind of beauty, along with determination... perhaps more elemental, more primitive, but pleasing to the eye and to the soul nonetheless.'He got up and helped me to my feet. 'I must go,' he said. I have many other things yet to do. You must promise me that you will look for beauty everywhere. Do not be trapped in your first judgment of what you see in front of you. Explore, look beyond what glitters. Promise me.'I looked at him and said, 'I promise.''Au 'voir,' Vincent replied. Once you can take those observations and apply them to the intangible, the sun will shine brighter for you.'<
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.