Ordinary Objects That Look Like Gems

IMG_4962Marisa D. Aceves. Subliminal Vibration: Spectrum S 3 Z. digital photography/photo manipulation. copyright  2017.

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Brilliant colors savor dull moments

Incorrigible sisters crashing a party

Red lips

Curved hips

They live and die for the attention of an unsuspecting crowd

When they speak

The room is silent

When they laugh

Knees crumble

As the neglected desperately clutch the trails of their gowns

I created the Subliminal Vibrations Series as a means to inject juicey, vivacious color into our ordinary, stressful lives and homes. Sometimes, as we live, we forget to feel, breathe, and be present each moment. We let the hopeless, trapped feeling of current events keep us from appreciating the blessings and gifts that we do have. As a consequence, we neglect to share them. Let’s not decide to stand in the metaphorical corner ruefully watching others live. Share with others that small spark that they’re missing.

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.

 

What does this object remind you of?

 

 

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Sea Creatures 2

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Marisa D. Aceves. Lionfish. digital photography. 2016

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Bold eyes search for signs of life

Combing the waters glowing canopy

Brazen and banded

They seek hidden prey

Killing the meek amongst the reef

This world above meets the aquatic below

As the seaweed grows

Young loners meet their pale day

Destined to sleep while killers play

Believe it or not, this is actually a picture of a piece of home decor that I had received as a Christmas gift two years ago. Just when I think I can’t get any more photos from this object, a fresh idea emerges.

What does this object remind you of?

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Ordinary Objects That Look Like Hidden Jewels

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Marisa D. Aceves. Point Click Composition. digital photo. 2016

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Colorful bands of light emerge from the shadows

Seeking jewels of equal brilliance

Apart they shine

Together, they creatively conquer the word

Everyone remembers special individuals in our lives that used their talents to both support us and give generously to others. This particular group of colorful objects was discovered together. They add to each others visual interest, but hold a certain fascination and purpose of their own.

What does these objects remind you of?

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Architecture 4

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Marisa D. Aceves. Black and White V Composition. digital photo. 2015.

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One arrow faces north, the other south.

The sudden urge to yield to the hearts desires are first monitored, then fastidiously controlled.

A desperate twin and its polar opposite are brought together with a tight hinge.

There is no hint of neutrality or a reluctant peace treaty, only a trusty handle to ensure cooperation.

My mother bought two of these objects to help us clean and organize the house. One unusually dull afternoon, I turned to look at the hearth. The object was leaning clumsily to one side. At first, I thought that I was going to get a work break with this newly discovered find, a one shot photo. However, I had to take several shots before I was satisfied with the results. Finally, I chose this photo for the unveiling. Its design reminded me of many strained relationships (they may be work relationships or personal relationships) that occur because the people involved have opposing views on how things should be done. The top arrows represent one side the bottom arrows the other. The arrow designs on both the top and the bottom are both black and white in order to represent the concept that contained within extreme forms of thought, there are still ideas which contradict one another, therefore making the arguments of each side less valid. Neither side would give except that ultimately they are working towards the same goal. This cause, (represented by the hinge), binds them together; they are forced to work out their differences. This is achieved with the handle. In this design, it is placed strategically in the middle like a referee. The handle ( person or organization representing the handle) carries the two opposing sides, helping them to work out their differences until they have their next inevitable disagreement. Without this handle, their would be no achievement or progress.

What is your interpretation of this object? What does it remind you of?

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Colorful Landscapes

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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?