Fusion 1914 celebrates Hamilton’s Gore Park revitalization

By abstracting fragments of the greater whole, the body of my work depicts different ways of seeing.

1914 saw two buildings added to Hamilton’s downtown core on King Street East – The Royal Connaught Hotel and The Bank of Nova Scotia. The distinctive façades of both buildings inspired me to create a work that captures the decaying beauty of a bygone era and reflects on the revitalization taking place around Gore Park today. Fusion 1914 combines the elegant masonry arches of the hotel with the imposing stone façade of the bank to fashion a new and unique heritage building.

Fusion 1914, part of Heart of the City – an exhibition of work by Hamilton artists celebrating the Gore, opens today and runs through January 8 at Redchurch Gallery on Gore Park.

To see more of my photos and art, check out my website www.lindajoyceott.com

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

Links may be used provided that credit is given to optimismofcolor.com.

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