Marisa D. Aceves. Crimson Rectangle. Digital Photography. 2018.

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Chilly winter weather sent us to the camping section of our local superstore. After traveling down a few isles, we found the perfect material to cover our windows to keep out the cold. It was thin, lightweight, reflective and easy to transport. Once we got it home, we had to unfold it and trim to fit the individual areas we wanted to cover. During that laborious process, I spotted the perfect opportunity to take a shot. The light was breaking on it’s shiny surface as it collected the many colors of the room. After a little bit of strategic photo editing, the secret life of this object emerged. The end result looked like a colorful, heavily textured abstract painting. New additions to this series will be added in the weeks to come. Be sure to check the my website for more details.


Ordinary Objects That Look Like Modern Architecture and Flowers

Marisa D. Aceves. Metallic Star Flower. Digital Photography. 2017.

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We’re on the third weekend of our Christmas Countdown! This object was originally meant to be a part of our Christmas festivities. When we saw the object at the super store last year, we knew it would make the perfect addition to our holiday decor. Unfortunately, as beautiful as it was, it failed to solve our decorating dilemma. It’s now stored away in our garage somewhere, waiting patiently for a new home or a future appearance.

Can you guess what this object is?

What does it remind you of?

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Geometric Landscapes


Marisa D. Aceves. Icescape Cave Graduation. Digital Photography. 2017.

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We’re on the second weekend of our Christmas Countdown! This object was a part of a Christmas gift that my cousin and his wife gave my Mother five years ago. I remember when I first saw the surface of the gift that it reminded me of an icey cave.

Can you guess what this object is?

What does it remind you of?

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Colorful Jewels 2


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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Black and white V- composition photo WaterMrk
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 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


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.

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Marisa D. Aceves. Imaginative Intergalactic Transparent Interior Model. Digital Art/Photo Manipulation. 2016.

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Unfortunately, due to illness, I will not be posting any poetry to go along with the image. This last week I indulged in some evil, lactose free, vanilla bean ice cream and as a result, entered into the land of many tummy troubles. Things are just beginning to settle down health wise, but who knows if I’ll be able to enjoy the coveted Christmas morsels we nibble on once a year. Big sigh…. This is just a glimpse of the new series I will be working on in 2017. It combines digital graphics and abstract photography to create an inter-dimensional, intergalactic, otherworldly feel.

To all my readers, have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

If you do not celebrate Christmas, have a Happy and Blessed Holidays!

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Flowers and Water


Marisa D. Aceves. Fuschia Floral Wave. Digital photography. 2016

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A quiet rose in the midst of life’s symphony

Feasting on calm waters

Praying before dawn


Wishing all of my readers a wonderful and peaceful holiday season.

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Geometric Paintings

abstract photo of shadows on carpet

Marisa D. Aceves. Sensation Divided: Diamond Bow tie. Digital photography. 2016.

To view more of my work, please visit acevesart.com. There you will find a variety of multimedia artwork for the home, office and studio.

Light leaks through narrow slats

Shadows fall

Sensation divided

A simulacrum of an image

Poses as truth

While quiet desperation bleeds silently

Gently dying like the heart of a desperate man

by Marisa D. Aceves


This series was somewhat difficult to finish. The image fragments I fused to create the finished artwork above did not come together easily. Nevertheless, the look of the work included in this new collection was inspired by modern architecture and geometric optical illusion art of the sixties.