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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

 

*Thank you for visiting. Please pray for the people in Florida, Mexico and the surrounding coastal areas.

 

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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 Cell Division

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

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

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

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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 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.

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

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.

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

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

To view more of this series and the rest of my work, please visit acevesart.com.

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.

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mind bending, Kaleidoscopic Op Art Created Using Flowers and Ornamental Peppers

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Marisa D. Aceves. Power Of Flowers: Hibiscus And Ornamental Pepper Wheel. Digital Photography. 2019.

To view or purchase work please visit acevesart.com .

The sturdy,…

weathered green house …

didn’t give away its secrets readily.

Many rows of plants…

and a thousand blossoms later,…

her modern majesty appeared.

The latest addition to my floral “Power Of Flowers” series combines hardy, tropical hibiscus flowers and punchy, ornamental peppers with the clean lines of modern design providing the perfect touch of flame, tartness, spice and business. Ravishing reds and not-so-mellow yellows are cheeky, playful and unconventional, but then again, so are you!

Have a great weekend!

 

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Vivid, Minimalist Abstract Art Created Using Roller Stamps

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Marisa D. Aceves. “Roller Wordy: Turn Of The Square”. Digital photography. 2019.

 

Hope you’re having a wonderfully creative week!

I’ve just added NEW additions to my “Roller Wordy” series!

They’re everything you love about bold minimalist artwork with a stunning splash of vibrant, Pop Art color!

View this playful series in both black and white and color  here .

abstract photography of a celosia flower

Mind-bending, Kaleidoscopic Op Art Created Using Tropical Flowers

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Marisa D. Aceves. “The Power Of Flowers: Rotating Diamond Yellow Celosiascape ”. Digital Photography. 2019.

To view or purchase my work please visit acevesart.com  .

Earlier this month, I posted the first addition to my latest collection, “The Power Of Flowers”, “Radiating Asiatic Lilyscape”.

You can read all about my inspiration for this colorful design based series here .

For the creation of this piece, I shot the tips of fiery Celosia plants. Their tropical, exotic beauty turns heads and warms the hearts of many an enthusiastic gardener.

Enjoy the inspirational view and the rest of your summer!

Have a great weekend!

 

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Mind-bending, Kaleidoscopic Op Art Created Using Flowers

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Marisa D. Aceves. “The Power Of Flowers: Radiating Asiatic Lilyscape”. Digital Photography. 2019.

To view or purchase my work please visit acevesart.com  .

The majority of us love flowers…

plants, majestic blue skies….

and sunshine.

Gardens…

provide us a peaceful place…

to regroup…

and appreciate nature.

When I decided to get a little…

groovy..

with this latest project…

I just knew nature would come together in mysterious ways…

I decided to start my latest collection with the Asiatic Lily. I feel it’s beauty surpasses other lilies I’ve seen at the nurseries. The cheery green leaves, mellow yellow pistoles and soda pop purples provided the perfect punch when split into many crystalline sections.

I hope this makes your weekend a wonderful one.

 

Abstract Photography of Camping Supplies

Surprising Abstract Surrealist Compositions Created Using Camping Supplies

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Marisa D. Aceves. Foiled Again 2: Shimmering Fire Flower. Digital Photography. 2018.

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

Many people love camping.

Especially during Spring and Summer.

Except for uncoordinated,…

mosquito attracting…

people…

with terrible allergies…

like me.

We prefer the air conditioned,..

insect free…

comfort of the great indoors. 😊

Nevertheless,..

that didn’t stop me from visiting the camping isle at my local Walmart.

They had emergency ponchos…

blankets,…

flashlights,…

jerky..

and so much more…

I couldn’t take it all home. Nor did I want to, but a particular item caught my eye. I quickly purchased it and brought it home. After wrestling with it for awhile, I tried to lay it out in just the right position.  Despite using different sources of light, nothing felt as though it would offer anything unusually captivating.

Then, I realized that I had to take a completely different approach to shooting this particular material than the popular one used to shoot reflective surfaces like water.

I layered the image, wanting to evoke a feeling of mystery as well as movement.

The end result was quite striking!

Bright cerulean blues ended in fiery tendril like tips, then faded into into surrounding darkness.

Be on the lookout for more photos from this series as well as it’s release date.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Remember to always live life creatively!

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Vivid, Architectural Abstract Art Created Using Cleaning Supplies

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Marisa D. Aceves. “Spring Cleaning: Red Rose Rolo”. digital photography. 2019.

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

 

Along with the many splendors and joys of spring…

comes dreaded house hold chores…

…like cleaning.

No one likes to admit they’re a pack rat, a hoarder…

or worse yet, an obstinate procrastinator.

While scrubbing our not so humble homes is the absolute…

last thing on our dreaded“To Do” list, it does have it’s charms..

and…

hidden treasures.

Who could’ve guessed then that the supplies we used to wash away a winter’s worth of trash were so gosh darn inspiring. Well, they are. This particular cleaning tool provided several mesmerizing architectural compositions in a variety of colors.

Check out the series here .

 

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Inventive Animal Art Created Using Light Fixtures

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Marisa D. Aceves. Night Life: Blue Dyne Shell. Digital Photography. 2019.

To view or purchase my work, please visit acevesart.com .

 

When we were kids,

we used to dream…

about all the places we would go…

the amazing things we would do…

and even the heroes we would become.

Now that we’re older,….

reality has set in.

A few of us have achieved those dreams…

traveled to incredible destinations…

met unforgettable individuals,…

but for the vast majority of us…

the demands of life,…

our own choices,…

and the decisions of others have brought us to our present situation…

maybe not an uncomfortable one,…

but far from the silver screen dream we planned for ourselves.

However, this does not mean that our lives are failures or that we haven’t achieved our purpose. Perhaps the joys of life are found not always in big melodramatic adventures, but in the quiet places unappreciated by others.

If we change our mindset and perspective, we can find our next inspirational adventure a little closer to home. The “Night Life” series couldn’t have been produced if I hadn’t been engaged in spring cleaning. Yes, another boring task, but there were gifts, little gold nuggets to be mined in the process. Simple light fixtures we often ignore transcended their original purpose as they provided the basic shapes and patterns for whimsical abstract photographs that remind us of the sea.

Enjoy the rest of series here .

New additions are coming soon.

Have a restful and peaceful weekend.

Always remember to live life creatively!