This composition features a mix of horizontal and vertical lines that align flatly with the picture frame and contrast the diagonals that portray depth. A large area of turquoise stands in contrast to the intricate, warm patterns of the carpet. The patterns and lines of perspective in the rug are repeated in the wood grain of the floor. The figure stands emotionally removed from her surroundings, her gaze diverted despite her physical accessibility. Her weight rests firmly in two places on a solid-looking table. The chandelier and hat suggest tradition. Her stance of inwardly bent limbs implies a moment of quiet discomfort, yet her nudity demonstrates bold confidence. The room, although decorative, is empty: there is a chair with no occupant, a table with no food, and a bare cabinet. This tableau is more about possibilities than the immediate moment.
- From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
- Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
- Image: 24×16 inches/61×41 cm
- Paper: 26×18 inches/66×46 cm