abstract photography of a hibiscus flower

Dramatic Kaleidoscopic Abstract Art Created Using Exotic Flowers

Marisa D. Aceves. Ruby Prism Hibiscus Square. Digital Photography. 2019.

 

Your fractured petals

They burst with a new color-

My sad spring deferred

 

Our world has changed.

Will it ever be the same again?

Probably not.

The threat of the coronavirus looms large in our minds and hearts. We can try hard to escape it, retreating further into our virtual world of social media madness, or we can take some time to reflect. Whatever we choose to do in these uncertain times will reveal our core nature. What is it that we need as a culture, as a society? How can we learn to love our neighbor when the fear of loss steals our security by the minute. Where’s our spring? Can it live in our hearts even if our lives have been destroyed by fate? I’d like to think we can. We must challenge ourselves and others to maintain a positive attitude despite the chaos, defusing the hate instead of adding to it.

abstract photograph of cleaning supplies

Boring Cleaning Supplies Transform Into Eye-Popping Optical Illusion Abstract Art

abstract photograph of cleaning supplies

Marisa. D. Aceves. Coral Dandelion Whirl. Digital Photography. 2019.

Sometimes laborious chores offer the perfect photo opportunities.

I have an allergy to cleaning.
At every turn, I find a creative way to avoid it.
However, when I do get around to it, I try to find joy and mystery in my domestic misery.
Mopping the floor doesn’t have to boring!
When the water buckets stack in your favor, you know you have something special.

Enjoy the results of my latest abstract photography adventure?
Stay tuned for next week’s latest addition!

 

 

abstract photography of flowers and peppers

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

abstract photography of flowers and peppers

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!

 

abstract photography of flowers and peppers

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

abstract photography of flowers and peppers

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!

 

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?

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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.

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Flowers and Water

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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.

A Silent Dedication To The Tough But Tender

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Marisa D. Aceves. Grateful Heart: Steel Butterfly Hearts. digital photography.  2016

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

Hard yet gentle

Strength holds fragile love in its grasp

This our subtle flower

Guarded by a crown

I’d like to take a little time out this busy fall weekend to dedicate this photo collage to all the tough but tender folks in the world. Sometimes they reveal difficult truths to save us from our own destruction. At first, this makes us angry and we scoff at their timeworn advice. Later, we realize their love was real not conditional. They helped us become the older, wiser people that we are today. If you are moved to share this dedication with a loved one in their honor, take the precious opportunity that life presents. However, if your loved one is no longer with us, take this moment of silence to reflect on the impact they made in your life.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend

❤️ As always, don’t forget to live life creatively!

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Colorful Landscapes 2

 

Red Iris landscape copy

Marisa D. Aceves. Red Iriscape. digital photography. 2016

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

Tiny men bow before lesser gods. Their outstretched arms and faux virility always impress the latest generation of pop culture enthusiasts. Reigning briefly in the land of smoke, mirrors and money, they resign themselves to a desperate fate.  Icons never die, Alice has many lives and so does the White Rabbit.

It’s been a long month. At first hibernating during January’s bitter chill seemed like a good idea, but it has quickly become one of the most challenging months I’ve ever encountered.  All this time spent indoors reading, writing, and photographing new objects has made me pray for the predictable beginning of lovey dovey February. Perhaps I’ve decided to focus on objects that remind me of nature because it’s time to get out of the house. Nevertheless, I hope you find the time to enjoy them!

What does this object remind you of?

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Colorful Landscapes

VIOLET ORCHID LOVE copy

Marisa D. Aceves. Violet Orchid Love. digital photography. 2015.

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Violet folds gather together. Their grace is evident, though the affair is brief. They are not like the rest of us, surrendering their beauty to foreseen frailties. That is the advantage of being plastic and soulless, having no light but giving the appearance of life. Not content to blossom in their time, they chose to remain vicious pretenders. Stealing love from those that weep in darkness, their faces will meet the dust of succeeding ages. All false gods die not to a celebratory march, but instead to the convenient and constant failing of memory.

This photo was taken from an object that we bought to decorate my mother’s room.  The price was right. She loved it. We bought it. She is such a fan of purple. Every time I see the color, I think of her and her contribution to our lives. The lighting was dim, but I was able to shoot a couple of photographs that I felt best illustrated the theme that this object brought to mind.  Several times in our lives, we are saddened by the fact that we do not appear to have what society tell us that we need to have in order to be considered worthy.  Some people appear to “have it all”, but appearances are not always reality. Sometimes a beautiful face hides great evil.   What does this object remind you of?