This piece is acrylic on panel. The circular panel measures 6" in diameter and has a key-hole in the back for easy flush to the wall hanging.
Nicole Duennebier received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Maine College of Art with a major in painting. Her BFA thesis work was most influenced by research into the coastal ecosystems of Maine. In 2006 she was awarded the Monhegan Island Artists Residency. On the island she continued her work with sea life, and perceived a natural connection between the darkness and intricacy of undersea regions and the aesthetic of 16th-century Dutch still-life painting.
"I am working accumulatively in this series of paintings, using a similar process to Goya's ink-drop paintings in which the subject builds from an ambiguous underpainting. I see the small circular paintings as a ground for cultivating their own ecosystems and networks, forming slowly and intricately upon themselves." -ND