ORDINARY OBJECTS THAT LOOK LIKE PSYCHEDELIC ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES

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Marisa D. Aceves. Inter-dimensional Vodka Dream: Space Warp 1. digital photography

Random colors scatter and disperse as the suburban dining room peeks through the veil.  The translucent, viscous atmosphere bubbles then folds in on itself.  We are traveling from one dimension to the next, losing what we thought we knew yet discovering the unfamiliar is surprisingly familiar. David Byrne of “Talking Heads” fame said it best in his lyrics to Once In A Lifetime, “..Same as it ever was…”

My sister charitably saved this particular object from garbage can death as she was cleaning out her cabinets. She presented me with the object one weekend when she and my brother-in-law came to visit. “You’ll know what to do with it…” she chuckled. Shortly after they left, her prediction came true. I began to turn the object around, examining it’s unique shape. However, I didn’t take a shot of the object until three days later, when I could appreciate its photographic potential.

EVERYDAY OBJECTS THAT LOOK LIKE ICE

Marisa D. Aceves. Color Oscillation: Ice Dance Composition 1. digital photography.

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Warm hues gently float beneath transparent skin.  The icy surface, chipped by some unknown force, reflects the artificial sunlight around it.  Small bubbles have formed and settled at the corners, evidence of a past dance frozen in time.

I took this abstract photograph when we visited a flooring store in our quest to find a porcelain tile that would simulate the look of exotic tiger wood.  There were many textures, colors and brands of tile and flooring.  While none of their designs appealed to us, I still managed to leave the store with this colorful, fascinating gem.

Wishing you all a wonderfully creative weekend!

NEW REFLECTIONS / REFRACTIONS GALLERY ACTIVE ON MY WEBSITE


Marisa D. Aceves. A-Lumina: Ribbon Composition 1. digital photography 2015.

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Light gently rides the top of the rippled, mirrored surface.  Umbers, pinks and reds pool upon waves of gold, settling wearily into small black pockets. This ribbon moves gracefully through space, bending and twisting with sound and mind.

After taking a much needed break last weekend, I decided to introduce a new Gallery to my website. On this post, I have included one of the photographs that is featured.  I first discovered the object in this photograph while I was cleaning my room in preparation for new flooring.  It’s like Christmas in June for the hungry photographer.  When it comes to photographic subjects, there are many possibilities, but only one will serve your purpose.  Once you have selected the object you want to photograph, you have to find its best angle.  In this case, it was the crinkled side of the object that held the most interest. The uneven surface reflected the light and colors around it providing an instant source of visual inspiration.

EVERYDAY OBJECTS THAT HAVE THE LOOK OF MOVING WATER 2

Marisa D. Aceves. Pineapple Composition: Fire. digital photography. 2015

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The turbulent, translucent surface boils vigorously. Odd shaped bubbles form into glass eyes rushing to gather the color beneath them. The scene is set for all of creation to sample this primordial color soup.

The object above holds particular significance because it was a gift from my sister Kathy.  After noticing the shape and texture of the object, she thought I could use it for my photography.  I took her advice and photographed two different versions.  One of the versions has cool, icy undertones; the other (the one featured above) has a warm fiery color scheme.  Different objects that surround us remind us of the elements, nature and the things for which we are familiar. Many people wait their whole lives for “big things” to happen so that they can appreciate them. When the “big things” are few and far between they get gloomy, and depressed. However, I believe that if we learn to see the beauty and fascination in the little things, not only do we develop an “attitude of gratitude”, but we learn to exist “positively”in the present moment. Part of gratefulness is not simply pretending that you are thankful, anyone can do that while still secretly deciding to be miserable. It is seeing the possibilities in the objects, people, plants, animals and situations that you encounter that lifts you out of the complacency and helplessness of these uncertain times.

Have a restful weekend and a great new week!

NEW Abstracted Landscapes: Rainscape Parking Lot Composition 1

Abstracted Parking Lot-Rainscape

Marisa D. Aceves. Rainscape Parking Lot Composition 1. Digital Photography. 2015.

Ominous grey clouds gather overhead. It begins to rain. Small round droplets position themselves strategically on the available glass windshield breaking up the dark parking lot across from the local Big Lots store. A large white truck hovers like a curious ghost, peering inside our car with it’s large dead eyes. I sit back slowly and reach into my purse. If I have to wait till the rain stops, I’ll take a picture, a permanent record of one of life’s frequent meditations.

It was raining one busy weekend.  My mother and I had stopped at a local Big Lots store to take advantage of one of their sales on large fabric containers.  We combed the store desperately trying to find the containers before it started to rain. In the first pass we missed the containers completely, but when we asked one of the sales clerks for help, she quickly pointed out their location. Unfortunately, the navy containers that my sister had asked for were not available.  We headed back to the car and my mother called my sister to let her know what colors were available. When my sister had made her decision, my mother headed back to the store.  I chose to stay behind and take this picture.

CHROMA BLAST ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Series: Household Collectibles That Have The Look and Feel of Water

CHROMA BLAST- WELL DROP

Marisa D. Aceves CHROMA BLAST: Well drop. digital photography

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Another anxious droplet breaks the silent surface. Brilliant fuchsia, violet and tangerine erupt from its center as it radiates waves of energy. A small, imitation sun is born boldly and dies gracefully as the ripples settle.

My cousin, Stacey gave me these beautiful glass collectibles for Christmas.  I like them so much that I enjoy their beauty year round.  I placed the wire angel display for the ornaments in our office.  Occasionally, I will look away from the computer screen. My tired eyes will fall upon the angel and I will remember Stacey’s thoughtful gesture. So in honor of my cousin (After all, it’s her birthday today, so wish her a happy one!), I decided to post this on a Saturday, instead of my usual Sunday post! I sincerely hope that you all have a wonderful and restful weekend.