Size: 48"W x 32"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2017
A solitary figure is nestled in the lower limbs of a tree at the waterline. The sepia tones camouflage her body, hidden in plain sight, until it is discovered.
The allure of the coast played an immense role in the development of my visual style. When I was a boy, we lived in a house on a beach of the Persian Gulf. I remember the watercolors and oil paintings my mother would make of coastal scenery. I’ve photographed models on the beaches of the Atlantic ocean in the United States. The beaches of the Carolinas are sprinkled with old forests that have succumbed to a changing coastline.
A K Nicholas was born in the United States and raised in the Middle East. Always at ease with visual expression, as a second generation artist, childhood included exposure to galleries and museums in dozens of countries. Although formally trained in painting and drawing, he chose photography as best suited to convey his ideas. "I feel the most successful images leave the viewer either unsure or unconcerned as to the precise process of production."