A woman’s upright body is loosely wrapped in multiple pieces of rope which hang from an unseen support above her. Her body is turned away from the viewer but she looks back and a quarter of her face is visible. She gently pulls the pieces of thick rope to one side as she wraps her body. There is an apparent tension in her shoulders as she uses the rope for balance. One is led to wonder: What would happen if she were to let go?
She has shifted her weight into a stance that accentuates the voluptuousness of her hips and her slender middle. The tension in her muscles reveals definition. In these ways the rope allows her to adopt an apparently casual pose. However casual this pose appears, its intentional allure cannot be denied.
The rope visually connects the top of the frame to the ground, coiling around her figure from her shoulders to her legs. The arrangement of the cord echoes the natural curves of the iconically feminine body displayed in the image. The similarities in color between the figure’s skin and the rope further drive the concept of their likeness. The head-to-toe integration between her figure and the coils of rope ties her body to the top and bottom of the photograph where the strands exit the frame.
Despite the soft coral pastel hues, the protagonist’s muscles and curves are well defined by light and shadow. The rugged pattern of the braided strands is similar to the texture of the woman’s hair, in contrast to their other diverging characteristics.
The pale carnation background of this image imparts a peaceful mood, and helps the eye of the viewer focus in on the figure and its interaction with the ropes.
This composition has the figure closely framed and centered, this is the essence of conventional pin-up. The blank background ensures there is nothing to distract the eye from her figure, which takes up the majority of the vertical space. The bright atmosphere underscores the prominence and presence she has.