The Unburnt Bush

In the Book of Exodus, the location where God appointed Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into Canaan was beside a burning bush that was not consumed by the flames. To Jews and Christians, the burning bush represents God’s miraculous energy, sacred light, illumination, and the burning heart of purity, love and clarity – Wikipedia

At this time of year, I like to think about the Eastern Orthodox tradition where the unburnt bush prefigures the virgin birth of Jesus; Mary’s virginity parallels the bush being burnt without being consumed.

I shot this photo on Hornby Island, one of the gulf islands in the Straights of Georgia in British Columbia, Canada. To see more of my photos and art, visit my studio/gallery located in YESTERDAY, 333 Barton Street East, Hamilton, or check out my website

About the Optimism of Color Blog

Every Tuesday and Friday,  I’m posting a photo or piece of art that I’ve 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, 2013
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