Marisa D. Aceves. Treasure: Light Body. Digital Photography.
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Thin strips of vine intersect. Together they create a voluptuous, open body of ripples. Emerging from early morning shadows, this graceful form stands firm and strong.
When I first noticed this object, the light from the kitchen widows hit its surface in such a way that it almost looked like a surreal woven landscape. Upon later inspection, the form of the object reminded me of the subtle curves of the human body. In the upcoming series Treasure, I deliberately seek out objects that most people would discard. They are aged, worn and sometimes in need of repair, but if you look at them from a different point of view, you will see their hidden beauty.
Marisa D. Aceves. Where (Wear) It: Chain Stitch. digital photography.
Textured waves gently emerge from the darkness. They roll and twist like desert dunes straining to meet the light. A discerning eye sees unexpected landscapes. The mind travels to hidden places yet to be explored.
In the midst of necessary remodeling and summer cleaning, I decided to use my wardrobe as inspiration for my next abstract photography series. Lighting these objects to create the right mood, state of mind and illusion was a challenging endeavor. There were times when I really wondered whether a certain object was interesting enough to photograph. Finally, I committed to the series and faced the technical and compositional problems that presented themselves during each shoot. Some artists that are not photographers seem to think that all a photographer needs to do is find a worthy subject and just snap a picture. They do not always respect the fact that each photographer has to instinctively know what will make a good photograph and from what angle they need to take their subject in order to engage the viewer. Just as other artists have their tools, photographers also have to learn how to use their equipment to get the best results. This is a process that can take years to master.
Marisa D. Aceves. Lasers and Let-Us (Lettuce): Misty Flower Bed. digital photography
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Small purple flowers huddle together for comfort. Colorful lights illuminate the garden. Gently passing over delicate petals, they hover briefly in transcendent celebration.
I will continue to share my various conceptual nature series as well as other abstract artwork; be on the lookout. Unfortunately, this last week and the week before I’ve been experiencing the most annoying, hair pulling, modem throwing connection problems. I’m having great difficulty viewing the internet. Naturally, there has been a sizable lag in between my artwork posts. I kindly ask that you all bear with me. Despite this spirit crushing setback, I have confidence that our family will find a decent solution to this mess. For now, this little grey mare (computer) is in remission. ;)
Lasers and Let-Us (Lettuce) Nature Series: Fire Lily Red and Blue Burst
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A patient flower sits amongst common lawn grass. It’s sharp petals form a star that burns it’s way into the eager gardener’s memory. Two bright lights like hovering fairies chase it’s stem, waiting to catch the morning dew.
This is the second installment of the Lasers and Let-Us (Lettuce) Nature Series. Of all the flowers at the nursery, this exotic, fiery lily chose to take center stage. “Tell me that I’m beautiful,” it cried. I did by dutifully taking this picture.
Marisa D. Aceves. Heaven And Earth Sonic Wavescape. digital photo.
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Gentle waves ripple across the surface. A sudden burst of sun yellow radiates a familiar visual heat then gradually succumbs to a deep sea cobalt blue. The scene is hot and cold, fire and ice, heaven and earth.
When I first noticed this peculiar item at a home enhancement store, I was immediately drawn to its unusual surface. Though the initial piece was subtle in color, it had a unique sculptural quality. It’s general pattern reminded me of heat waves, sun rays and moving water. Later, I found that a certain amount of color enhancement was necessary to illustrate the combining of these two natural elements, fire and water.
Marisa D. Aceves. Lasers and LET-US (Lettuce): Red Sabre Ray. digital photography.
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Tender green leaves emerge from quiet darkness. A crimson ray of light penetrates the scene. The summer garden lives, subtly revealing the mystery of the moment.
*SIDE NOTE: Recently, I have decided to get a little more adventurous and include some of my latest conceptual photography on this abstract art blog. For all you plant and nature lovers out there, I hope that you enjoy my latest twist on an already familiar subject!
A quick trip to Rainbow Garden Center resulted in some inspirational and beautiful pictures of a variety of plants and flowers. I decided to reinterpret one of my photos of a popular, tropical garden plant. Instead of a sunny, busy mid-afternoon, I wanted to portray the plant as if it were slowly getting ready to face the start of another day. Unexpected light interruptions and creative use of appropriate filters provided visual interest and added to the concept of new beginnings.
Marisa D. Aceves. Ice Dance: Color Oscillation 2. digital photography.
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Vibrant hues flow beneath the frozen, pebbled surface. Each cell captures and fragments the unique color combinations it contains. A mysterious landscape is finally recovered, emerging from the depths of the unconscious mind.
This is the second picture taken from an object that I had posted earlier. It’s unusual, reflective texture was taken at a flooring store. I simply intensified the color, sharpened the overall image, and brought out its structure. Today is Independence day, so in honor of American Independence I decided to post a colorful photograph. To all of my American readers, Happy Fourth of July! To all of my international readers, have a wonderful, and art full weekend.