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Limited to 10 prints, each signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas

Hope sits nude on a curvaceous chair, wrapped in an old rope (twisted natural manila.) Twisted manila is the strongest of all natural fiber ropes. Its scale to the body is visually imposing and it implies that the cable is sturdy enough to suspend her weight. It represents tradition and strength that can inspire us but also hold us back. Compositionally, the rope provides an alternate set of curves as it snakes through the image. The delicate tones of this image are inspired by traditional media of pencil and pastel. The use of negative space and faded hues give the viewer distance from the subject, almost like a memory rather than a moment in the present.

Image size: 20×30 inches, 51×76 cm
Paper size: 22×32 inches, 56×81 cm

This limited edition giclée print is made with archival pigmented inks on 100% cotton acid-free artist paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this heavyweight (300 gram/24 mil) premium paper is engineered for exceptional contrast and crisp images. Your art investment will be enjoyed for generations. Properly displayed, this print will last without noticeable fading or change in color for well over 100 years. A certificate of authenticity is included.

This artwork’s technique falls in the category of toned and monochrome prints. The processes are inspired by classic photographic techniques of chemical toning applied to black and white photographs, such as selenium, sepia, cyanotype, and platinum. A selection of two or more colors are mapped across the darks and lights of the image. The intensity is selectively adjusted in specific areas. I subdue the color in an image to draw the viewer through the shapes and lines of the composition. I choose monochromatic or muted tones when color would be a distraction from the composition and compel an emotional reaction.

Materials used:

archival pigmented inks on 100% cotton acid-free artist paper

Hope Twisted Manilla - limited edition 1/10 (2016)


  • Manipulated photograph (giclée), Paper
  • From a limited edition of 10
  • Size: 22 × 32 × 0.02 in (unframed) / 20 × 30 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front
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