Ordinary Objects That Look Like Abstract Paintings 2

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Marisa D. Aceves. Rectangular Autumn Symphony 1. digital photography. 2017

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Subtle colors passing through

Leaving light trails

Impressing my mind

With times and times long past

Distant memories

Fragments that bind

by Marisa D. Aceves

 

It was a cool autumn day when we decided to take a trip to our local Walmart. At first, we were searching for matching comforters for my bed, but when we were unsuccessful, we decided to look for light blocking curtains to keep the house warm and save energy. Unfortunately, we failed to find heavier curtains for the windows as well. We settled for a rather inventive solution to our original plan, a material commonly used outdoors.      After we got home, we spread the material on the floor, trimming it as needed. Light danced on it’s surface, breaking up reflected colors from around the room. I noticed creases on the material that formed a visually fascinating repetitive pattern. I gently hovered over it and took the shot. I subtly enhanced the color, shadow and highlights, adding a light filtered texture for interest. When the photograph was complete, I realized that I could create other works from this one photograph. A collection emerged. While I’m happy to report that we finally found my matching bedspread and sheets, I’m glad we took the small adventourous detour that birthed the Primary Reflection Series.

Have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget to check out the new Primary Reflection Series on my website, coming in November!

 

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Ordinary Objects That Look Like Colorful Jewels 2

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Marisa D. Aceves. Spectrum 3: Floating Diamond Prism. digital photography. 2017

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Diamonds of beauty

Shapes delight

Floating on oceans color

Dividing the light

 

Floating Diamond Prism is the first abstract photograph created for mylatest series, Spectrum 3, which is inspired by  60s Optical Illusion Art and the light sculpture of Dan Flavin and James Turrell  . When I was searching for an object within my immediate surroundings to explore, I had no idea that the first shot would unveil the key to its secreat night life as a brilliantly colored light gem.

The journey began innocently enough. After a pleasant breakfast, I picked up my camera and combed my house for an everyday object that had unusual visual potential. After several rounds, I grew tired, but decided to push past my initial frustration. When I entered the bathroom to adjust the shower curtain, I made my discovery. A small ray of sunlight slid down the side of the curtain hitting the corner of the wall. I leaned in closely for the perfect picture. The first photograph had a rule of 2/3rds composition. The effect split the picture into two contrasting shades of grey.

I uploaded the picture and ran it through a photo editor. The grey was beautiful and subtle, but I felt that the picture needed some color to enhance the illusion that the light created. When I added color the work appeared to glow. After subtle manipulation and various odd methods of construction, I arrived at the perfect conclusion, a light/space color study that jumped off the page.

A year ago, I’d been looking at light/space and optical illusion works from the past. I admired the otherworldly, meditative place they created. It was not a place I could physically visit, but a room I could inhabit in my mind.  It was the creation of a new reality within the present one. I feel this series will achieve the same effect with photography, subtly transporting the viewer to a quite, peaceful corner of faith, hope and atmospheric beauty! I look forward to further exploration of the light/space theme as it adds a refreshing approach to my overall theme of object transformation.

What does this object remind you of?

New additions will be added to this series soon!

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Ordinary Objects That Look Like Abstract Landscapes

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Marisa D. Aceves. Surfacescape 1: Graduation. digital photography. 2016

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A dark road met a ray of light

They held hands for a moment

against the glowing horizon

Shadows sought to guide the way

Where fear once lived

a greater curiosity stood

Meeting pale times

too young to live in memory

 

 

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Bursting Stars

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Marisa D. Aceves. Metallic Star Flower. digital photography. 2017.

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Crimson ray dividing

Gold arms embrace the horizon

Beauty unleashed

 

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Ordinary Objects That Look Like Gems

IMG_4962Marisa D. Aceves. Subliminal Vibration: Spectrum S 3 Z. digital photography/photo manipulation. copyright  2017.

The Subliminal Vibration Series is now available for viewing online. Please visit the Digital Art/Photo Manipulation Gallery acevesart.com .

Brilliant colors savor dull moments

Incorrigible sisters crashing a party

Red lips

Curved hips

They live and die for the attention of an unsuspecting crowd

When they speak

The room is silent

When they laugh

Knees crumble

As the neglected desperately clutch the trails of their gowns

I created the Subliminal Vibrations Series as a means to inject juicey, vivacious color into our ordinary, stressful lives and homes. Sometimes, as we live, we forget to feel, breathe, and be present each moment. We let the hopeless, trapped feeling of current events keep us from appreciating the blessings and gifts that we do have. As a consequence, we neglect to share them. Let’s not decide to stand in the metaphorical corner ruefully watching others live. Share with others that small spark that they’re missing.

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Architecture 4

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Marisa D. Aceves. Optical Blind Wave 3. digital photography. 2017.

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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.

 

What does this object remind you of?

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Technology

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Marisa D. Aceves. Golden Branches. digital photography. 2016.

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Dusted, yellow branches search for the sun.

They habitually await the introduction of spring.

Outside, winter’s frost has fought it’s last battle.

Inside, the pampered natives play rustic peasantry.

What does this object remind you of?

Ordinary Objects That Combine Nature And Industry

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Marisa D. Aceves. Wave Body Formation (black and white). digital photography. 2017.

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Winding metallic lines meet boldly.

Waves catch mid days light,

Holding their form,

Anticipating the curious.

Eyes still standing,

Encase the surrogate womb,

Sealing deep wells,

Impressing your mind.

 

What does this object remind you of?

 

 

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Sea Creatures 2

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Marisa D. Aceves. Lionfish. digital photography. 2016

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Bold eyes search for signs of life

Combing the waters glowing canopy

Brazen and banded

They seek hidden prey

Killing the meek amongst the reef

This world above meets the aquatic below

As the seaweed grows

Young loners meet their pale day

Destined to sleep while killers play

Believe it or not, this is actually a picture of a piece of home decor that I had received as a Christmas gift two years ago. Just when I think I can’t get any more photos from this object, a fresh idea emerges.

What does this object remind you of?

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Cell Division and X-Rays

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Marisa D. Aceves. Invertascape: Hot Pink Cell Submersion. digital photography. 2017.

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Jewel of life

Born from love

The creative journey begins

 

What does this object remind you of ?

 

Have a a wonderful weekend! 

Don’t forget to live life creatively.