I started this blog on the feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2012, to celebrate my joy at surviving five cardiac arrests on January 6, 2011. For the next 365 days, I posted a photo or piece of art that I created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color.
Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art. The images, celebrating life and the cathartic and healing properties of art-making, form part of my personal, creative response to a seemingly mundane accident that led to near death. Working on the images has taken me far from the trauma of my accident and the depression that followed me through recovery.
Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.
Starting January 8, 2013, this blog goes to a twice-weekly format and I’m posting images every Tuesday and Friday.
About Linda Joyce Ott
Linda is a photographer and artist who makes conceptual and abstract paintings, collages, photos and 3D boxes. Her studio is in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – halfway between Niagara Falls and Toronto.
Linda’s art has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Toronto, Hamilton and Alberta. Her photos have been published in Art Focus, Photo Life and Camera Canada magazines, and in The Hamilton Spectator.
To view more of Linda’s art, visit www.lindajoyceott.com
All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2013. All photos appearing in the Optimism of Color blog are the exclusive property of Linda Joyce Ott and are protected under Canadian and International Copyright laws. The photos may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of Linda Joyce Ott. Use of any photo as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration (digital, artist rendering or alike) is a violation of Canadian and International Copyright laws.