Edition of 6 ~ 18×27


  • From a limited edition of 6 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 18×27 inches/46×69 cm
  • Paper: 20×29 inches/51×74 cm


This fine art nude photograph depicts a gymnast in an interior space. Her body curves up into the composition, supported at the ankles by a large steel ring. A sturdy hook, barely visible, secures the ring to an unseen support above. The image is a display of flexibility, agility, and athleticism. Beyond these, the composition 

The image is visually divided into upper and lower regions. The wall, close behind the subject, forms a pale backdrop to the figure’s legs. The lower region is a wooden plank floor that provides support for the woman’s body. There is a sharp horizontal line between the light wall and the dark floor.

Her chest touches the floor, yet her weight is distributed to her rib cage. She has folded her arms together, cradling her head and holding it off the floor. Her legs ascend at a forty-five degree diagonal, dividing the upper portion of the image.

Her body is partially reflected in the shiny floor, adding visual interest to the image. Tension in her legs tells us that her pose is not only deliberate, but that it cannot last forever.

At first glance, the gymnast in this fine art nude seems oblivious to being seen. However, her pose is too unnatural to not be interpreted as performative for the viewer. The pose is undeniably sensual: it accentuates her curves and imparts a vibrancy of personality.

Upon close inspection, a crucifix pendant is visible, the chain around her neck and held between her teeth. This element adds an indication of brashness. The rest of her personality is a mystery.

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