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Ordinary Objects That Look Like Bursting Stars

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

To view more of my work, please visit acevesart.com .

Crimson ray dividing

Gold arms embrace the horizon

Beauty unleashed

 

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Ordinary Objects That Combine Nature And Industry

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

To view more of my work, please visit acevesart.com .

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 Water 3

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Marisa D. Aceves. Discovering Spring Cleaning: Double Eye Water Wave Meditation. digital photography. 2016.

For more examples of my work, please visit acevesart.com .

 Moving gracefully toward earth

 Shapes form rhythmic waves

 A resplendent home at the waters edge

 

It’s always a challenge hunting for new and exciting surfaces to photograph. You can’t take every surface home to properly light it. Sometimes it’s in front of you for only a brief moment before it disappears from view. If you hesitate, you lose the shot. If you don’t snap up an item on sale, someone else will buy it. Then you might never get the chance to bring it into your studio or workspace. In life as in art, timing is often a large part of success. When I spotted this item at one of our local stores, I had only a few minutes to take the picture before employees and customers started to wonder what the heck I was doing. I also had to contend with the stores harsh lighting which briefly stole my confidence before I summed up the courage to shoot despite the obstacles.

This photograph is a sample from my New Spring Cleaning Series that deals with removing from our lives harmful thoughts, habits or individuals that are detrimental to our emotional, psychological and spiritual health. The repetitive rhythms and colors are meant to generate a sense of calm and awareness. I used cleaning supplies to create the first part of this series which provides a pun on it’s title.

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Steamy Landscapes

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Marisa D. Aceves. Heatscape 1. digital photography 2016.

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A virulent muse spreads her flesh and desire throughout the factory. As the room spins, steam bubbles, burdened by the summer heat, hitch a ride on the backs of their spiritless, affluent neighbors. Sealed neatly inside this commercial package, society groans while the youth quake.

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Minimalist Paintings

Ordinary Object That Looks Like A Minimalist Painting

Marisa D. Aceves. Kitchen Transmission Series: I Can Feel Rhythm. Digital Photo. 2017.

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Rising early to meet the light

Bands of beauty

Rhythmic delight

 

In this new series, Kitchen Transmissions, I decided to use objects you might find in your kitchen to create work that is a bright, bold play on light and movement. When I was a child, my autism made a trip to the mall or even to a neighbors house intolerable. Loud sounds, colors, and rapid movement in different areas of our home would make me panic. I would run to find a ‘safe spot’ to hide and destress. It wasn’t until I entered my college years that I finally made an attempt to dampen my senses and lessen my anxiety with earplugs or shades. While past experiences with sensory overstimulation  caused me considerable grief, I wanted to get rid of the negative connotation commonly associated with these unpleasant experiences. In response to this, I created this body of work that simulates the rapid movement coupled with the bright, rich colors I experienced during these episodes. Instead of the fear and confusion that I felt, I wanted the viewer to experience energy, and a sense of renewal. Even the worst experiences can be used to positively to help others heal and grow in their creative journey.

This coming week, I encourage you to take your challenges and turn them into strengths.

 

 

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Flowers And Water 2

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Marisa D. Aceves. Violet Tulip Wave Pattern. digital photography. copyright 2017.

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She languishes in solitude

A million mouths to feed

Heaviness at her doorstep

As the waves of pain recede

The object used to create this photograph was easy enough to find. All it took was a quick trip to the dollar general. If you can guess what this object is, you will discover the significance of the poem above.

Joyful Geometric Landscape and Cityscapes Made With Photography

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Marisa D. Aceves. Cosmic Rocket Ride Landing. Digital art painting/photo manipulation. 2016

To view and or purchase works from this series, please visit the Digital Art gallery on acevesart.com

Bursting through hued planes of existence

Time encapsulates our anticipated arrival

We always knew we belonged to this place

Our minds wondered there

Filling generous pockets with dreams

A welcome haze

Entering the atmosphere

Tied to the blaze

 by Marisa D. Aceves

My new colorful, vivid geometric digital art series that celebrates places and events that hold a special place in our hearts and minds is now available on my website. Just click the blue acevesart.com link above to explore a sampling of the work. As the weeks go by, I will be adding more to “Life Quilts” so STAY TUNED. These pieces were also inspired by beautiful textiles and quilt design. You will also notice that the delicate layering of transparent photography texture and digital graphics give each piece a multidimensional feel.

Color Field Digital Art That Looks Like Quilts

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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.

Pass The Love Around:Grateful Hearts Series

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Marisa D. Aceves. Grateful Heart: Twinkling Heart Stars. digital photography. 2016.

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Love waits patiently….

Closer than wondering minds can percieve

Nearer still, if you dare to believe

 

I feel that I must share this series at a time when many would question whether there was any good in this world. The frequency with which we view violence and hate in our everyday lives would lead us to believe that love is a myth, an outdated set of rules our grandparents were forced to adhere to. However, there are people out there that do know what love is all about. Perhaps you have met some along the way. They accept you for who you are, support you during difficult times and are encouraged by your success. I kindly ask that this weekend, or sometime this coming week, you let the special, loving people in your life know just how much you appreciate their presence and contribution to your life.

Have a blessed weekend and a joyful week!

Remember always, to live life creatively!

 

Ordinary Objects That Remind Us Of Insects

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Marisa D. Aceves. Fusion Surface: Honey Well. digital photography. 2016

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Layered disks unite by design

Warm light carries nature’s secrets

Each flower inherits an anxious bee

Dancing wildly, speaking in code

Counting minutes with tiny feet; building cells for future cogs

Days of diligence end in sweetness

A quiet meditation of the soul

Strong mother’s rule wisely

In a hidden kingdom down the block

 

What does this object remind you of?

When I photographed this object and put it through a filter, it reminded me of honey on a honey wand. It’s translucency and the angle in which it was shot helped to further create the illusion of this popular condiment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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 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 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.