abstract photography of a light fixture

Inventive Animal Art Created Using Light Fixtures

abstract photography of a light fixture

Marisa D. Aceves. Night Life: Blue Dyne Shell. Digital Photography. 2019.

To view or purchase my work, please visit acevesart.com .


When we were kids,

we used to dream…

about all the places we would go…

the amazing things we would do…

and even the heroes we would become.

Now that we’re older,….

reality has set in.

A few of us have achieved those dreams…

traveled to incredible destinations…

met unforgettable individuals,…

but for the vast majority of us…

the demands of life,…

our own choices,…

and the decisions of others have brought us to our present situation…

maybe not an uncomfortable one,…

but far from the silver screen dream we planned for ourselves.

However, this does not mean that our lives are failures or that we haven’t achieved our purpose. Perhaps the joys of life are found not always in big melodramatic adventures, but in the quiet places unappreciated by others.

If we change our mindset and perspective, we can find our next inspirational adventure a little closer to home. The “Night Life” series couldn’t have been produced if I hadn’t been engaged in spring cleaning. Yes, another boring task, but there were gifts, little gold nuggets to be mined in the process. Simple light fixtures we often ignore transcended their original purpose as they provided the basic shapes and patterns for whimsical abstract photographs that remind us of the sea.

Enjoy the rest of series here .

New additions are coming soon.

Have a restful and peaceful weekend.

Always remember to live life creatively!



abstract photography of laundry supplies

Amazing Optical Illusion Art Created Using Laundry Supplies

abstract photography of laundry supplies

Marisa D. Aceves. “Laundratopia: Rotational Twist”. Digital Photo. 2018.

To view or purchase my work, please visit acevesart.com .

After a brief hiatus from my abstract photography blog,…

I’m back to creating the work I love best,…

finding the extraordinary in ordinary objects that surround us.

Here’s yet another addition to my one of my latest series “Laundratopia“!

“Rotational Twist”, like the rest of the work in this series, is inspired by 60s optical art! You can read more about it here.

Before I shot the photos, I never really liked doing laundry. Like many other folks out there, it was just another one of those boring, but necessary chores.

Now, I realize that you can find inspiration and joy even in the mundane.  All it takes is a touch of creativity and a different mindset.

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!


abstract photography of a night light

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Sea Shells

abstract photography of a night light

Marisa D. Aceves. “Night Life: Fuschia Hourglass Shell”. Digital Photography. 2018.

To view or purchase my work, please visit acevesart.com.


Everyone loves night lights…

until we become adults…


they’re just a source of light…

or the latest tech gadget..

not childhood inspiration.


whether you clap on or off..

or hit the switch…

they makes our bedrooms…


and closets bright…

When you flip yours on tonight…

remember…art lives everywhere….


When I shot this standard nightlight, I could already see its artistic potential. The warm glow from the center of the light diffused gently, giving it a unique sculptural quality. The dark background and intense color added to the drama. Visions of transparent jelly fish and beautifully pattern conches emerged, creating the welcome introduction to this latest object adventure series.








abstract photography of sections of architecture

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Color Field Abstract Art

abstract photography of sections of architecture

Marisa D. Aceves. “Spectrum: Blue Light Fold”. Digital Photography. 2019.

To view or purchase my work, please visit acevesart.com  .


We’d like to think the walls of our home keep us safe.

They provide necessary protection against the elements,…

strangers, and complex predators…,

but did we ever dream..

that they could be a source of artistic inspiration?

Probably not….


In this latest installment of object adventures,..

I’ve added a new addition to the “Spectrum” series,..

“Blue Light Fold”.

Sections of architecture were carefully shot and fused together to create the illusion of a radiating flower like pattern whose vibrant, glowing quality is reminiscent of Color Field Abstract Art and light sculptures from the 70s Light/Space Movement.

When I created this series, I didn’t realize how many striking variations I could create, but as I’ve often pointed out…

the possibilities are endless..

What does this object remind you of?

Have a wonderful and blessed Weekend!

Always remember…

to live life creatively.


Ordinary Objects That Look Like 60s Op Art 2

abstract photography of laundry supplies

Marisa D. Aceves. “Laundratopia: Optical V Pull”. Digital Photography. 2018.

To view or purchase work, please visit acevesart.com .

Come with me on another object adventure…

This week we are once more artistically analyzing the profundity of a much hated household chore…


Even the smallest of changes to a found texture can make a great difference in the way it’s perceived.

In the latest installment to my Op Art laundry inspired series “Laundratopia”, it was the compositional extreme pull in the middle that gives it its’ penetrating feel.

Like the visual pull, we often feel that somebody or something is moving us strongly in a direction that we may or may not want to go.

When we try to ignore the situation..

the more intense it becomes.

At this point..

we are aware of one thing.

That the situation must be dealt with.

The constant pursuit of wisdom and peace in our lives often causes us to overlook

ourselves and our own needs.

However, if we insist on putting our own emotional, psychological and physical needs on the back-burner, we suffer from burnout and a lingering malaise that eventually leads to melancholy and finally bitterness.

Make time for others, but do so with limits, not for the lack of love, but because you have to love yourself before you can love others.

Have a peaceful, loving and artful weekend.

Always remember to live life creatively!


abstract photography of a basket

Ordinary Objects That Look Like 60s Optical Illusion Art

abstract photography of a basket

Marisa D. Aceves. “Laundratopia: Body Twist”. digital photography. 2018.

To view the series or purchase work, please visit acevesart.com .


Nobody likes to do the laundry. Well, maybe some folks do, but not the ones I know. It’s a detestably boring activity whose necessity becomes apparent with each smelly pile of daily contributions. Laundry is just that, until upon closer inspection, you become obscessed with the patterns before you. Then, another world emerges from the constant grind of daily chores. At that moment, art is life and life is art. Each set of patterns leads to a host of playful compositions. They introduce themselves like eager guests at the best cocktail party.

When this artwork emerged from a host of others, it reminded me of two modern dancers crouching and twisting their bodies in preparation for a sudden leap. They blended neatly with the patterns on the floor which grounded them. Yet, they were trying to find their own identity apart from their surroundings.

We’re all trying to discover our unique character and purpose. The world is a confusing place. Sometimes, we feel like a number, ordinary, dull, maybe even unlovable. Like avoiding the laundry, we artfully dodge pain producing or unpleasant tasks, choosing instead to to travel the pleasant, familiar road, but there’s no real growth there. In order to learn, reach our goals, even surpass our greatest dreams we must continue to embrace the struggle.


Ordinary Objects That Look Like Beautiful Snowflakes

Marisa D.Aceves .  Steely Probiotica: Special Edition Rose Gold Crystal Snowflake. Digital Photography. 2018.

Here’s a special snowflake I created to  start off the holidays. It’s part of a new series I’m working on that I will be sharing periodically this December. Enjoy! Have a wonderfully creative weekend.