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