Ordinary Objects That Look Like Bursting Stars


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 Combine Nature And Industry


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 Water 3

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

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 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 Cell Division


Marisa D. Aceves. Cell Division. digital photography. 2017.

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Miracle Division

Wonder of life

Enveloped in love


Have a wonderful weekend! Always be grateful for loving, generous people that make each day a special occasion.


Ordinary Objects That Look Like Steamy Landscapes

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 Object That Looks Like A Minimalist Painting

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


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


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

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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 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


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


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


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.




















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Ordinary Objects That Look Like Modern Architecture and Optical Illusions 2

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Marisa D. Aceves. “Optical V Pinch”. Abstract Photography. 2018.

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I’ve been busy lately, but I’ve managed just enough time to share this hypnotic new addition to my latest optical photography series, “Laundratopia”! You can find the first optical post here. In this playful series, objects associated with doing laundry are suddenly transformed into striking architectural, optical illusions!

What does this object remind you of?

I’ve been missing the wonderful WordPress community! I hope to visit your websites and enjoy your work as well!

Have a great weekend!

abstract photography of a laundry basket

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Modern Architecture and Optical Illusions

abstract photography of a laundry basket

Marisa D. Aceves. “V Fold”. Digital Photography. 2018.

     Often, our most hated chores provide the best photo opportunities. In this black and white shot, the pattern of the object becomes the backdrop for an amazing optical illusion. The gentle folds carry your eyes from the corner of the image to its center and back again. It’s visual completion.

What does this object remind you of?

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!

Abstract Photography

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Architecture 5

Abstract Photography

Marisa D. Aceves. Optical Blind O. Abstract photography. 2017.

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     I’ve decided to continue my abstract “Blind Faith” series with some new optical additions. This “O” formation was relatively easy to do and rounds out the other works quite nicely. If you move your screen up and down, the illusion is complete. The rings of the “O” appear to vibrate from the center. I’ll add other creations as time allows. In the meantime, enjoy a peaceful and wonderfully creative weekend.



Ordinary Objects That Look Like Cell Division and X-Rays 2



Marisa D. Aceves. Invertascape: August Blaze. Digital Photography. 2017.

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Home decor may not be your area of expertise or joy, but the opportunities for amazing photographs are endless. I combined a few floral supplies with recycled digital artworks to create this glowing excerpt from my ongoing series “Invertascape”. Transparent sphere-shaped objects dance and divide amidst a blazing plasmatic fire. The colors in this piece reminded me of the August heatwave in South Texas, adding more significance to its title.

What does this remind you of?

Have a peaceful and blessed weekend.

Abstract Photograph of Camping Supplies

Ordinary Objects That Look Water Reflections

Abstract Photograph of Camping Supplies

Marisa D. Aceves. Liquid Metal. Digital Photography. 2018.

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“Water/Metal” is the second series I created from camping supplies. Who could’ve predicted that they would provide an endless source of artistic inspiration. The results reminded me of the ever popular pictures of water reflections, yet no water was used in the process.


What does this object remind you of?

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Abstract Light/Space Artworks 2


Marisa D. Aceves. Zig Zag Fold. Digital Photography. 2018.

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Here is another entry from my latest series inspired by light/space artworks of the 1970s. If you’d like to learn more about this series, feel free to visit my first post on the series .

Have a great weekend!

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Modern Architecture 4


Marisa D. Aceves. “Optical H”. Digital Photography. 2018.

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“H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet. It was the layout of the first house I lived in. You can imagine my surprise when after minutes of carefully arranging sections of blind photos a familiar yet distant character emerged. I hadn’t planned the “H”, but somehow it’s a small though significant part of my experience. Even stranger still, it’s the eighth addition to my series.

Feel free to check out the whole series here and tell me what you think!

Have a great weekend!