Ordinary Objects That Look Like Technology

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Marisa D. Aceves. Golden Branches. digital photography. 2016.

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Dusted, yellow branches search for the sun.

They habitually await the introduction of spring.

Outside, winter’s frost has fought it’s last battle.

Inside, the pampered natives play rustic peasantry.

What does this object remind you of?

Grateful Heart Flower Composition: A Natural Thank you To My Readers

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Marisa D. Aceves. Grateful Heart Flower Composition. digital photography. 2016

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I hurt my hand and wrist last week, so I’ll keep this post nice and short until I recover.

This photo collage is dedicated to the people who have visited this site and supported me.

Have a wonderful weekend; stay safe, creative, loving, and grateful.

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Mysterious Landscapes

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Marisa D. Aceves. Surfacescape: Star Forest (B&W). digital photography 2016.

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Millions of stars stand on each others heads. Prickly fingers dare to grasp the pulsing light of the midday sun.  Their constant companionship wins friends, loves the first breath of spring and keeps close the color of life ensured.

What does this object remind you of?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Landscapes

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Marisa D. Aceves. Kitchen Cosmos: Snow Lake. 2015. digital photography

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A reluctant snow scene emerges from its canvas of grease and fat.  Natures struggle is reflected in a single moment.  The eye wants freedom; the mind is restless.

Each new year offers plenty of opportunities to be creative and share your unique vision. Wishing you all a productive and creative new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?