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Cassandra Ott’s Rainbow Paintings + Best of the Web

by Grace Bonney

After a difficult and divisive election season here in the United States, I’ve been gravitating towards imagery that celebrates unity, love and color. Rainbows are the ultimate symbol of that feeling for me, so it’s no surprise that Cassandra Ott‘s rainbow series is making me smile right now.

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Cassandra is based in Buffalo, NY, where she creates paintings and mixed media collages. Her “Rainbow Perspective” series is painted on found vintage photographs and creates these small moments of wonder and happiness in everyday scenes. And right now, I’m really enjoying looking for these small moments everywhere in life and celebrating them any way I can. You can check out more of Cassandra’s work here on her site and on her Instagram feed. xo, grace



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