Just Published – my new photo art portfolio is now available through Magcloud – $12 a copy includes free digital version!


Tree Totems – Celebrating the sacred spirit of trees

“When I see a tree, I receive a shock, as if the tree were something that breathed, that talked …” – Joan Miro

Trees have been venerated and mythologized in all cultures throughout the ages. Their ubiquitous nature, and our hurried lifestyle, mean that we often pass them by, quite unconsciously.

This portfolio of 46 images of tree trunks draws attention to the uniqueness of individual trees, elevating them to totemic status. By highlighting fragments of a greater whole, my work depicts different ways of seeing, sanctifying the ordinary by expanding it into a new dimension – the realm of the extraordinary.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity . . . and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

Tree Totems is available through Magcloud.com  – $12 (US) a copy includes free digital version.

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, 2020
Links may be used provided that credit is given to optimismofcolor.com.

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