Ordinary Objects That Look Like Architecture 4

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Marisa D. Aceves. Optical Blind Wave 3. digital photography. 2017.

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Textured lines bend gracefully.

A line is lost; a line is found.

The ebb and flow of life culminates in the signature of a single fingertip.

Time imprints itself on men’s divided hearts.

 

What does this object remind you of?

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Ordinary Objects That Combine Nature And Industry

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Marisa D. Aceves. Wave Body Formation (black and white). digital photography. 2017.

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Winding metallic lines meet boldly.

Waves catch mid days light,

Holding their form,

Anticipating the curious.

Eyes still standing,

Encase the surrogate womb,

Sealing deep wells,

Impressing your mind.

 

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A Silent Dedication To The Tough But Tender

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

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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 Modern Architecture 2

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Marisa D. Aceves. Blind Faith: Sympathetic Curve. digital photography. 2016

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A LESSON IN WAITING

Patiently, the pen strikes the page,

A boundless white field,

A new beginning,

The mind wants to leap ahead,

The heart wants to stay behind,

Dwelling in disappointments,

Certainties of the past,

Peeking anxiously through sharp slats,

Fearful of blood-soaked wars ahead,

Then,

Unexpectedly,

The curve appears,

Another year like dead relationships passes,

Too soon,

Before we fall to regrets

 

Welcome curve,

A new resolution, coupled with strength,

Generously,

Boldly,

Brings us to you,

We hunger for life,

Not yet lived,

And solemnly wonder,

Why we always fear,

Things concealed,

From waking sight,

Sight that must learn to see,

See to dream,

See to gain power,

Through action,

The futures promises entice us,

Pushing us forward,

Moving us closer,

Toward Heaven or Hell.

 

Before our urgent decision,

An immediate end to countless dramas,

There is still time to play,

As the pen soaks paper,

Still time to write,

A better ending.

 

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Happy Easter Tranquil Koi Pond

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Marisa D. Aceves. Koi Greetings Compostion 1. digital photography. 2016

This Easter weekend we visited Rainbow Gardens Nursery in search of some succulents to plant as living decoration for our backyard.  Our search was successful; we found just the right mix of tiny plants for our project. There were some nice surprises along the way. The scenery was beautiful. The Koi Pond on the property was fantastic. While I understand the above image is a departure from the abstract subject matter that I normally post, I felt the need to include this one as a nice holiday break before launching into the next series of abstract pictures. As always, it is the small, yet extraordinary moments that we capture that make the most impression in our lives.

Have a wonderful Easter Weekend! Sorry no bunnies or eggs.;)

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Curious Sea Creatures 2

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Marisa D. Aceves. Mind Ammonite. digital photography. 2015.

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Day dreaming about finding himself in a sea of collected memories, he settles for the closest state he can access. Past thoughts, actions and relationships fill each bee cell like layered syrups. At first glance they appear separate, but when viewed as a whole they move together. Gathering at the limits of humanity, they stand side by side, technicolor soldiers blinded by the idea of coexistence yet never touching.

The accompanying description/poem is about how the mind can split after a traumatic event. Sometimes the particular event and other memories associated with it cannot be easily accessed. As a result the person goes through life feeling splintered or disconnected. They never feel like a whole or complete individual. Connected memories in their minds coexist (exist along side one another), but there is great difficulty in linking them together as part of a consistent, accessible event that allows the individual to heal from the trauma.

This particular picture was taken from a Christmas gift that I purchased for my cousin Kevin Aceves and his wife Kristen Shelley Aceves.  I had taken at least three different shots of this object and each has a different feel and look to it. Either way though, all appear to reference biology in some form or another.

I am wishing you all a Happy New Year!

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Ordinary Objects That Combine Industry and Nature

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Marisa D. Aceves. Rise And Fall Wave Grid: Ocean Blues. digital photo 2015

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Some believe beauty now rests on the progressive mantles of contemporary design. Nature touches cold metal. She gently moves  toward his heart with alluring eyes and unpredictability. He catches her and they dance for awhile. When she leaves marks on his face he is told it is a crime of passion. He orders her, then retreats; content to dwell in numbers, shapes and the passage of time.

The edge of this object intrigued me as it reminded me of both Industry and Nature. In the accompanying poem, we experience Industries initial view of Nature not Nature’s true state of being which has both masculine and feminine aspects. Industry didn’t realize the gift that nature bestowed nor did it realize natures time or hours. Nature, initially in Industry’s eyes was assumed to be unpredictable and after their affair retreated yet again to what was familiar. Nature, assuming industry had no feeling or heart  attempted to give it one. I saw this object also as a comment on relationships and how the proper balance of give and take is essential to their success. The titles of he and she featured in the poem above are not meant to represent actual human beings, but rather certain aspects of masculine and feminine energies. Some females have a more masculine energy, while some males have a more feminine energy. While I have to admit that there are some aspects of nature that are harsh and could even be viewed as aggressive, many over the years have viewed Nature as a mother and so I (as a female) have chosen to describe Nature as such.  If you have any questions about this poem please feel free to comment as I am not purposefully trying to promote sexism of any kind. *NOTE: This literature is intended as a comment on our preconceived notions of one another, it is not meant as an actual representation. I was drawn to the idea of writing a poem with a 1940’s film noir aesthetic. It reminds me that we spend so much time focusing on what we think we are getting, that we often overlook what we receive. Stereotypes and timeworn notions of what we are capable of achieving or giving cloud our thinking, judgement and appreciation of each others contributions. What does this object remind you of?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LASERS AND LET-US LETTUCE NATURE SERIES: When Lily’s Become Superstars!

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Lasers and Let-Us (Lettuce) Nature Series: Fire Lily Red and Blue Burst

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A patient flower sits amongst common lawn grass. It’s sharp petals form a star that burns it’s way into the eager gardener’s memory.  Two bright lights like hovering fairies chase it’s stem, waiting to catch the morning dew.

This is the second installment of the Lasers and Let-Us (Lettuce) Nature Series.  Of all the flowers at the nursery, this exotic, fiery lily chose to take center stage. “Tell me that I’m beautiful,” it cried.  I did by dutifully taking this picture.

NEW LASERS AND LET-US (LETTUCE) PLANT SERIES COMING SOON!!!

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Marisa D. Aceves. Lasers and LET-US (Lettuce): Red Sabre Ray. digital photography.

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Tender green leaves emerge from quiet darkness. A crimson ray of light penetrates the scene. The summer garden lives, subtly revealing the mystery of the moment.

*SIDE NOTE: Recently, I have decided to get a little more adventurous and include some of my latest conceptual photography on this abstract art blog.  For all you plant and nature lovers out there, I hope that you enjoy my latest twist on an already familiar subject! 

A quick trip to Rainbow Garden Center resulted in some inspirational and beautiful pictures of a variety of plants and flowers. I decided to reinterpret one of my photos of a popular, tropical garden plant.  Instead of a sunny, busy mid-afternoon, I wanted to portray the plant as if it were slowly getting ready to face the start of another day.  Unexpected light interruptions and creative use of appropriate filters provided visual interest and added to the concept of new beginnings.