© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

The Carvery

I can’t blame you.
I climbed up on that table by myself,
knowing you held knives,
full aware of your skill.
Here I lay, eyes wide open
as you inspect me critically,
calculatingly, cold-bloodedly,
before running the tip of a blade
delicately – though you disclaim that art –
from jaw to hipbone,
never breaking open a single epidural cell
but marking with your practiced eye
the line that you will flitch.
I will not flinch.
I knew what I signed on for.
You need the nourishment
so carve away.
I won’t complain,
even as you toss aside
the parts you need the most,
consuming only those bits
easily digested.

© 2013 RC deWinter

Detail from the exterior of the archway bridge across High Street in New Haven, Connecticut, connecting the original Yale Art Gallery (Louis Kahn, 1953) to the expanded section in Street Hall, (Peter Wight, 1864).

Digital oils from an oirginal phiotograph shot January 12, 2013.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Akvis Oils over VP5 Gothic Oils


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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Lovely image, GIna

  • Another mostly colorless piece I had redesigning and painting, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Patito49
    Patito49over 1 year ago

    Very nice… I love the intensity!

  • Thank you, glad you like it.

    – RC deWinter

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 1 year ago

    Great work, love how you have done this!!!

  • Thank you, my dear friend, honored.

    – RC deWinter

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