Size: 24"W x 36"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2016
From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs. Unabashed sensuality, blended with strength and individuality make up this composition. A slender, pale nude figure climbs the jagged edge of a cliff. Both the pose and the gradual tones seem to melt into the rock.
Despite the dichotomy of surfaces, the unprotected figure seems strangely at home in this unforgiving environment. Symbolizing perseverance and unmistakable eroticism, she summarizes an attitude of expressing open sexuality in defiance of the status quo.
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."