Artist's description:

This image alludes to the paradoxical nature of dreams. We see what appears to be simultaneously underwater and above the clouds, an unclad woman swimming or perhaps flying. The serpentine lines of the body are juxtaposed with the random crinkling of light filtering through the surface of the water, billowing clouds, and rising bubbles.

The erratic lines of the background comprise a variety of areas of blue textures. Ripples run like horizontal tiger stripes near the top of the composition. Branches of light extend downward in front of the figure. The bottom of the image is framed horizontally by the feathered line of the clouds.

Her arms reach backward, fingers outstretched as she propels herself forward into the empty space.

From a limited edition of 6 archival photographs
Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
Image size: 24×36 inches, 61×91 cm
Paper size: 26×38 inches, 66×97 cm
Unframed, shipped rolled in sturdy double-walled tube

This limited edition archival photograph is made with the best quality inks on heavyweight museum-grade paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this premium process produces exceptional contrast and crisp images. Properly displayed, this artwork will last without noticeable fading or change in color for generations (well over 100 years). A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, is included.

Prints are expertly packed, insured, and guaranteed to arrive undamaged.

Materials used:

archival photography

One Second Before Awakening (nude woman surreal) (2017)


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This artwork is sold by A K Nicholas from United States

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