Place at the Table

Edition of 6 ~ 20×30 inches


  • From a limited edition of 6 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 20×30 inches/51×76 cm
  • Paper: 22×32 inches/56×81 cm


The artwork is a black and white photograph of a nude woman laying on a hand-crafted wooden table. She is focused and serene, horizontal in a graceful pose. Her right arm is stretched out, with her hand clutching the edge of the table top. The background includes a large, dilapidated window, evoking nostalgia and classicism. They view beyond is the roofline of an industrial complex.

Her feet are raised, her legs playfully crossed at the ankle. Laying face down, just part of her chest is exposed. This faux modesty harkens to the origins of pinup in which the viewer is enticed by the notion that what we are seeing is a rare balance between nudity and modesty. In this presentation, the the pose provides a context of playful humor.

Her long, blonde hair cascades down her torso and disappears behind the small of her back. Her long, straight hair frames her face as she directs her gaze in the direction of the viewer. Paint is peeling off the old, rough concrete wall behind her. Her body is bright and stands out against the deep tones of the table and the walls which fade into darkness.

The central figure in this black and white photograph is the nude woman, creating a timeless appeal. The combination of textures – the woman’s skin, the wooden bench, the painted wall – add depth to the image. Although not explicitly conveyed, there might be a narrative about beauty in simplicity or strength in the face of decay.

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