In a long-abandoned automobile service garage, Hope portrays a reflective, vulnerable energy. Her introspective pose is captivating, encouraging us to explore the patterns of texture and color throughout the image. Dangling wires and debris fill the frame at the top and bottom, contrasting the organic curvature of her figure and the waves of her hair.
From my Industrial Nudes theme. This collection of images sets the nude form against unnatural environments of concrete, chrome, mechanization, and grit. The series contemplates the contrast between the mechanical and the organic, the clean and the gritty. Even the strongest human body is slight and delicate when compared to the rigid, bulky elements of the industrial backdrops. It is, at its base, a commentary that compares an idealized “human as an animal” to humanity’s perpetual expansion into nature. This theme celebrates beauty and achievement by showcasing icons of mechanization in conjunction with the splendor of the human form.