All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt. ~ Susan Sontag

By: Linda Joyce Ott

May 02 2017

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Category: Conceptual Art, Dance of Life, Design, Environment, foto, fotographia, Inspiration, Life after Death, Nature, Photo Art, Photography, Photos, Quotes, scenic

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Twelve prints from Strands of Time – my newly published photo art portfolio available from Magcloud – are on display in a solo exhibition at Gallery4 at the Hamilton Public Library May 1- 31. The photos were taken on Hornby Island and on the Pacific Rim of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

Whether I’m walking around the block where I live or strolling on a beach far from home, I feel compelled to photograph moments of time on our wondrous planet. By abstracting fragments of the greater whole, the body of my work depicts different ways of seeing.

In this portfolio, I want to share my fascination with the often overlooked bits and bobs commonly found on beaches. I hope that viewers will experience a fresh way of seeing typical beach detritus, becoming enchanted with my vision of the ordinary transmuted into the extraordinary.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario for this exhibition.

To see more of my photos and art, 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, 2017

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