Surf Embrace 3/10


  • From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
  • Image: 20×30 inches/51×76 cm
  • Paper: 22×32 inches/56×81 cm



Two figures lay in the waves, saturated with coral infused sand. Their intertwined bodies are mostly obscured by the upsurge of water. A pair of breasts and parts of the hands of the supine figure are visible. Except for faint hints of toes, a hip, and shoulder, only the head of the prostate figure is shown. Pale pink lips and spiky black hair punctuate the palette of soft earth tones, cool water, and velvety gray sky. There is a feeling of tenderness beneath the gentle rumblings of the sea.

Images of natural scenery follow a deep tradition of landscapes, both real and imagined, in photography and painting. I am a devotee of the process of placing a nude figure into a landscape that stands on its own as a composition. Whether cliffs or a seascape, landscape is a refuge from civilization, symbolizing the animalistic facets of the human spirit.

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