Ordinary Objects That Combine Industry and Nature

Rise and Fall Wave Grid-Ocean Blues copy

Marisa D. Aceves. Rise And Fall Wave Grid: Ocean Blues. digital photo 2015

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Some believe beauty now rests on the progressive mantles of contemporary design. Nature touches cold metal.  She gently moves  toward his heart with alluring eyes and unpredictability. He catches her and they dance for awhile. When she leaves marks on his face he is told it is a crime of passion. He orders her, then retreats; content to dwell in numbers,       shapes and the passage of time.

The edge of this object intrigued me as it reminded me of both Industry and Nature. In the accompanying poem, we experience Industries initial view of Nature not Nature’s true state of being which has both masculine and feminine aspects. Industry didn’t realize the gift that nature bestowed nor did it realize natures time or hours. Nature, initially in Industry’s eyes was assumed to be unpredictable and after their affair retreated yet again to what was familiar. Nature, assuming industry had no feeling or heart  attempted to give it one. I saw this object also as a comment on relationships and how the proper balance of give and take is essential to their success. The titles of he and she featured in the poem above are not meant to represent actual human beings, but rather certain aspects of masculine and feminine energies. Some females have a more masculine energy, while some males have a more feminine energy. While I have to admit that there are some aspects of nature that are harsh and could even be viewed as aggressive, many over the years have viewed Nature as a mother and so I (as a female) have chosen to describe Nature as such.  If you have any questions about this poem please feel free to comment as I am not purposefully trying to promote sexism of any kind. *NOTE: This literature is intended as a comment on our preconceived notions of one another, it is not meant as an actual representation. I was drawn to the idea of writing a poem with a 1940’s film noir aesthetic. It reminds me that we spend so much time focusing on what we think we are getting, that we often overlook what we receive. Stereotypes and timeworn notions of what we are capable of achieving or giving cloud our thinking, judgement and appreciation of each others contributions. What does this object remind you of?
































































Interspacial Plume 1 copy

Marisa D. Aceves. Inter-spatial Plume. digital photography. 2015.

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Fiery tongues bend toward the light. Vanity chases the outer limits of possibility, yet never succeeds in contemplating the mysteries of eternity. Dwelling in quiet pools of desperation, she can only gaze at countless reflections of herself.

Sorry folks, I’ve been quite ill this weekend so this is a real stretch for me, but I’ve succeeded in pushing my puny self to the computer to get this little ole’ post to you.  This is a new addition to the Reflections/Refractions Gallery on my website. Once more I found the source of my inspiration at a store our family likes to visit.  I felt this particular object reminded me of the bending of space and time or perhaps the inside of a wormhole. What does this object remind you of?

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to live life creatively!


Portal 2

Marisa D. Aceves. Mysterious Portal 2. digital photography. 2015

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A large, sun-shaped disk gladly takes the center of the composition. It beams mightily against the quiet, violet backdrop. Small condensation droplets form around the mouth of the rusted door. The day begins with a sudden pulse of energy. Steam rises when the engine is set. The result is a mixture of courage and initiative.

This is another version of a picture I took of a common object many of us use on a daily basis. I decided to shoot the object from several different angles. This frontal view helps you to appreciate the symmetry of the design that the object possess. Line, shape, form and color come into play. This picture reminds me of the balance and teamwork that is so much a part of running a business or organization. The organizations main goal is represented by the bright orange and red disc shape in the center of the picture. Its violet and blue backdrop symbolize the people within the organization that quietly, but gracefully work to ensure its success.  What does this remind you of?


Black and White Wave Comp 2

Marisa D. Aceves. Black and White Rhythm Composition 2. digital photography. 2015

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Textured lines bend gracefully. A line is lost; a line is found. The ebb and flow of life culminates in the signature of a single fingertip. Time imprints itself on men’s divided hearts; their minds wandering in undiscovered fields.

The common object above gives abundant light in a corner of our dark living room. At first my mother didn’t care for it’s textured surface, but she did like the general design. We bought it.  I stared at it’s surface for awhile.  Then I began to see that the majority of the interest lay at the corners of the object and at certain extreme angles. The surface had both an architectural and natural quality to it.  What does this piece remind you of?


Zero Composition WATERMARK

Marisa D. Aceves. Zero Composition 1. 2015.

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Six sharp circles sink into the slick, reflective surface. Brown blinds bend to meet the receptive mirror. They dance for awhile, content to contemplate the infinite possibilities.  Each new position is an opportunity for change, a chance to find meaning in a world of confusion.

It took some time for me to decide whether or not I was going to photograph these objects. During the shoot I had to constantly clean them. Dust, wax and grease had collected on them. This was threatening to kill the illusion that I knew could be achieved if I could satisfactorily clean off all that gunk.  After several photos and much annoyance, I settled upon this photo as it reminded me of many abstract geometric paintings I had studied in school. What does this object remind you of?

Marisa D. Aceves. Zero Compositon 1. 2015.


Alaska- Polar Well 1 WATERMARK

Marisa D. Aceves. Alaska: Polar Fishing Hole 1. digital photography. 2015.

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The dawn breaks as the sun bathes the tundra in soft golden light. A mysterious deep fishing hole enjoys the fellowship of its companions. The surrounding ice forms cubist sculpture eager men can explore. This is the place where the cycle begins. It’s hunting season.

This curious object was part of a Christmas gift my cousin Michael and his wife Krystina gave my mother some years ago. Its cube like texture reminded me of arctic scenes so I had to take a photograph. The natural lighting that was peeking through the blinds hit the top of the object at just the right angle.  Some careful cropping helped to enhance the illusion and strengthen the overall composition. What does this object remind you of?

BIRTH OF THE EXTREME SELFIE SERIES: Strange Self Portraits That Make You Think About Time, Space and The Human Race

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The atmosphere bubbles, gently collecting store aisles. Each mini world rises to the surface waiting to explode. In the midst of this otherworldly event, a selfie is taken. I know what you’re thinking, but you had to be there.

I decided to interrupt my regularly scheduled program of digital photographic abstraction to inject a bit of surrealism into the mix. I don’t normally take selfies, but in this age of ever present digital self absorption I had to indulge. Strangely enough, the end result was about everything but me. What does this photo remind you of?  What does it mean to you?