Ordinary Objects That Look Like Architecture 4

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Marisa D. Aceves. Black and White V Composition. digital photo. 2015.

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One arrow faces north, the other south.

The sudden urge to yield to the hearts desires are first monitored, then fastidiously controlled.

A desperate twin and its polar opposite are brought together with a tight hinge.

There is no hint of neutrality or a reluctant peace treaty, only a trusty handle to ensure cooperation.

My mother bought two of these objects to help us clean and organize the house. One unusually dull afternoon, I turned to look at the hearth. The object was leaning clumsily to one side. At first, I thought that I was going to get a work break with this newly discovered find, a one shot photo. However, I had to take several shots before I was satisfied with the results. Finally, I chose this photo for the unveiling. Its design reminded me of many strained relationships (they may be work relationships or personal relationships) that occur because the people involved have opposing views on how things should be done. The top arrows represent one side the bottom arrows the other. The arrow designs on both the top and the bottom are both black and white in order to represent the concept that contained within extreme forms of thought, there are still ideas which contradict one another, therefore making the arguments of each side less valid. Neither side would give except that ultimately they are working towards the same goal. This cause, (represented by the hinge), binds them together; they are forced to work out their differences. This is achieved with the handle. In this design, it is placed strategically in the middle like a referee. The handle ( person or organization representing the handle) carries the two opposing sides, helping them to work out their differences until they have their next inevitable disagreement. Without this handle, their would be no achievement or progress.

What is your interpretation of this object? What does it remind you of?

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Ice

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Ice Dance Composition

Marisa D. Aceves. Color Oscillation: Ice Dance Composition 1. digital photography.

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Warm hues float beneath my skin.

Its transparency catches the sunlight

Our future suspended in a twist of time

When pride is broken

We meet again

I took this abstract photograph when we visited a flooring store in our quest to find a porcelain tile that would simulate the look of exotic tiger wood. There were many textures, colors and brands of tile and flooring. While none of their designs appealed to us, I still managed to leave the store with this colorful, fascinating gem.

Wishing you all a wonderfully creative weekend!

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Secret Doorways

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Marisa D. Aceves. Mysterious Portal 1. digital photography. 2015

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An iron door emerges.

Imagination reaches out to touch it’s textured surface

It is an entryway to a sunken treasure, an inter-dimensional portal to another universe.

When I took this photo, the object above was just sitting there as the light hit it. I traveled around the object shooting its surface from different angles, but it took me awhile to settle on the photo above. The other photos were interesting, but they did not have the curious quality that gave this photo it’s story. When an object begins to tell it’s story because it suggests something other than what it actually is, then emotion becomes attached to that inanimate object. We begin to relate to it in other ways, making a variety of associations and then eventually bringing them back to ourselves. Not everyone sees the same thing in an object that has been photographed.

What does this object remind you of?

What does it mean to you?

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.

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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 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.

 

 

5 Reasons Why This Saturday’s Artist Post Is Driving Me Crazy!

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Marisa D. Aceves. Indomitable Arrow City At Dusk. digital art/photography. 2016.

I really wanted to give you a great post this Saturday, but as luck, fate or an overloaded system would have it, this is what it has come to!

*side note to you, the reader and myself (After this post is published, I will immediately throw my myself on the couch with fists flying, legs kicking and my loudest scream possible….you would too…if it happened to you….over and over…and over…

 

1. Whenever I try to attach my picture to the post all I get is a giant photo and some crazy code describing the height and width of the photo beneath it!

That’s right folks including the artwork to this post has been a &^%$!!! and the afternoon is just getting started….

 

2. My allergies are killing me!!!!! Honestly!!!!!

I didn’t get much sleep for this entire week! This is making me crazy mad. So therefore all my patience”flew out the window” on Wednesday.

 

3. My stupid tablet is acting up again!

If you’re a frequent tablet user, eventually what I so fondly call tablet hiccup or stiction will happen to you and if you have an especially nice tablet….then that will make you doubly insane….Don’t tell me to reboot or restart my tablet…I’ve done that…

 

4. I’m in a generally pissy mood!!!!

Yup, that’s what lack of sleep and frequent computer troubles will get you, especially if you are a sensitive flower…I mean like a cactus flower….yeah..reeeeeaaaal sensitive!!

 

5. I’ve been so busy with inbound marketing for my business and other health issues I wasn’t able to spend as much time as I would have liked this week working on my art!!!

This happens to the best of us! Not that I’m the best of you… For the moment I’m simply engaging in a little wishful thinking! However, when you can’t do the things you love as much…well…that’s kinda like telling a small child that they can’t play outside cause ‘ the other kids will catch the flu!!!!
*If you’re a wee bit sympatico and you’re not too busy…Hint…that..always helps…Drop on by my website acevesart.com and checkout my new geometric digital art landscape and cityscape paintings made with photography!
*Sincerely, despite all this weeks CHALLENGES ..I mean garbage…I have enjoyed sharing and learning with you. Have a wonderful weekend! Do somethig fun! Spend time with family and loved ones! Lift someone out of their self-imposed, world imposed misery! Practice compassion! Practice love! Never forget to explore the possibilites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Insects 2

Marisa D. Aceves. Insecticopia Noir: Wiper Wing. digital photography. 2017

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Her beauty unfurls

Rolling out leaves to catch the midday sun

Restless anticipation hides true motivation

Waiting for her lover

She devours time trails and frequent expectations

by Marisa D. Aceves

 

Believe it or not, your typical home decor location and old science fiction films provided the background for this latest retro, insect inspired abstract photography series. It’s underlying theme is simple, beauty can be a beast. Fantastic fairy tails aside, we can all relate to situations in our lives when our minds and bodies were telling us we were headed for danger, but our eyes tempted us to proceed.

What does this object remind you of?

 

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.