Marisa D. Aceves. Improvisational Electric Sunset in Blue. Digital Painting. 2016
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Evenings quiet, ultramarine blue bathes the mountain tops in the blanket of fading memory
The world is a dangerous place for small men
Anxiously hiding beneath the coat tails of their superiors
They wait for a light shower of rain that never comes
Except in twilight dreams
Where gold crusted streets lick their heels
Each city light meets their pallid faces
With a mothers welcome warmth
Lingering there in subtle admiration
Before the weight of their hearts pulls the wealth of existence to them
by Marisa D. Aceves
This series was created in the midst of technical difficulty and software incompatibility. I subtlety layered photography, graphics and color fields to create its liquid, quilt-like appearance. I felt that though certain parts of the piece were celebratory, they like the poem above, hint at better, more affluent times that are sadly not as accessible as they used to be. While we still see parts of our world as beautiful and worthy of preservation, we find ourselves surrounded by a sci-fi utopian horror of a society that if it continues the way it is going, will unapologetically eat its youth, growth and innovation. However, this piece like the others in this series are dedicated to the hope that we can one day come together in our humanity, lovingly respect each others differences, and take back the world that once was ours to celebrate.