Rusted Rock

Edition of 10 ~ 20×30 inches


  • From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 20×30 inches/51×76 cm
  • Paper: 22×32 inches/56×81 cm


Outdoor nude art photo

The figure in this outdoor nude art photo is a traveler through the scene. The wide crop of the composition deemphasizes her body. The sweeping lines in the bright rock dominate the design.

She is turned sideways, looking back over her shoulder. She is in mid-stride and one arm hugs her ribcage. The other arm extends forward from her body. Her blonde hair frames her face and drapes halfway down her back.

The scene is shallow, the rock wall behind the primary subject is close to the ground on which she stands. Although the setting is outdoors, we don’t see enough of the terrain for this to be.a landscape. There is no horizon or sky in the image. The lack of context brings the feeling of a stage performance to this visual arrangement.

The most intense area of rock is the orange patch that starts in the upper right corner and extends to the middle of the image. It surrounds the figure down to her thighs. More muted color occupies the lower third of the image, following the horizontal lines in the rock. These lines mimic combed hair, and are just one of the many patterns in the artwork.

Additional rock textures appear along the left edge of the image.

The primary subject stands at about half the height of the overall image and the frame is horizontal, resulting in a less generous cropping of her figure. The woman’s shadow helps visually separate her body from the nearby rock wall. Despite occupying a minority of the scene her role is not diminished, due to her placement near the center of a fairly homogenous backdrop. The subtle gestures of her body and face tend to capture the veiwers attention.



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