Size: 30"W x 20"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2016
From a limited edition of 15 archival photographs.
Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas. It is first light on an empty beach and a single figure is poised, her leg suggestively raised and outstretched on a pink lifeguard tower. The wind blows wisps of her hair and traces of sand on her back confess to other recent activities. A no swimming icon and the numerals “13” are posted conspicuously. Faint striations in the sky echo the diagonal lines of the railing above the figure.
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."