Life Force

By: Linda Joyce Ott

Feb 22 2012

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Category: Art, Boats, Conceptual Art, Environment, Flowers, Nature, Photography, Photos

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Part of my series of photographs exploring the Japanese “wabi-sabi” aesthetic where nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

About the Optimism of Color Blog

For 365 days, I am posting a photo or piece of art that I have 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 after a near death experience.

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.

All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2012
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One comment on “Life Force”

  1. that is such an intriguing triad of assertions that strikes me as so very human. I say, ‘human’ because in the natural world everything is perfect–perfectly what it is, That lovely plant in your thoughtful photo is perfectly itself. It is our perception as humans that nothing, including that plant, is perfect. That (in my opinion) is because as humans we have both an ability to imagine perfection and the inability to fully achieve what we imagine. For some of us, that plant isn’t perfect because we might choose to view it as a weed. Well, now I am going to look into ‘wabi-sabi’ more and actively learn (as opposed to blathering on and on).

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