Ava Wishes for Summer 2/10

$940.00

  • From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
  • Image: 24×36 inches/61×91 cm
  • Paper: 26×38 inches/66×97 cm

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Ava wishes for summer to arrive and you might too. Imagine a spring morning, just warm enough for a dip, longing for the warmth of summer. A breeze makes it too cold, but then the sun peeks through the clouds and it is tolerable again. Just hang on for a short while, summer is coming, and we can do what we want without a care in the world. In this conceptual fine art nude, summer is always just a few days away.

If you love summer so much that you’re able to synthesize a little bit of warmth year-round, you have something in common with Ava’s wish. She loves the feeling so much that she can go there in her head. Making your wish come true may be closer than you think.

Mid-tones make up Much of this composition. Areas of bright gloss punctuate the water’s ripples. A dark mass borders the top edge, particularly the upper left corner. Additional dark accents show up throughout the waves. The predominant blue and the pale pink of the woman’s figure are close in value. This low-contrast subject against a high-contrast backdrop sets up a visual balance. On one hand, the figure demands attention due to its symbolism. On the other hand, the background elicits our attention through its stark tonalities.

The feelings imparted by a conceptual fine art nude are more important than the details of the image. The exact placement of ripples and highlights in this photograph are left to chance. Although I can predict the general nature of the result, there is no precision to how all the moving elements: water, body, hair, limbs, will be positioned.

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