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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.

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

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!

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Ordinary Objects That Look Like Abstract Light/Space Artworks 2

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

To view more of my work please visit acevesart.com

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  https://wordpress.com/post/acevesart2.wordpress.com/5353 .

Have a great weekend!

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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!

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Expressionist Paintings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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