Chase uses the element of composition to create meaning in his painting and allows his audience to imagine the narrative behind the painting. He thoughtfully place the woman at the far left to allow nose room toward the right, which is where her face is directed. This permits the audience to realize that there is something interesting happening on the right side of the frame and creates enough room as well as open space to five the audience a sense of setting. The placement of the woman further permits the audience to imagine the off-screen space. Chase utilizes this element of the composition to create the world that is beyond just what is in painting.