Hope in the River 2/6


  • From a limited edition of 6 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
  • Image: 18×27 inches/46×69 cm
  • Paper: 20×29 inches/51×74 cm


The female nude in nature has been been a favorite theme of painters, illustrators, and photographers throughout the history of art. Hope is at home in this familiar locality, enjoying the cool spring runoff of the river and the warm sunshine. The gentle waterfalls glistens and the turbulence sparkles in the afternoon light. There is a softness to the natural backdrop that draws attention to the primary subject. Light wraps around the curves of her shoulder and raised thigh. Softer shades contour the details of her torso.

She is at rest, but there is a tension to her position, braced against the wet rocks, her gaze fixated on something nearby but out of our view. There is a casual ease to her expression and body language, a feeling of being at play and prepared for more.

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