Waves

In the series titled Swarm Behavior, I am inspired by the intricate and entrancing imagery that species who swarm  unintentionally create. Similar to a school of fish, a murmuration (flock of Starlings) serves as a form of protection for the hundreds of tiny birds that fly together. Each Starling shadows seven of its nearest neighbors. To the human eye, however, they are performing mesmerizing dances while creating visual works of art.

 

In a sort of meditative manner, the “swarms” in my series develop either through stippling, a technique used to create patterns through varying degrees of small dots, or through a controlled splatter. Hundreds of specks morph to create the elaborate shapes found in each of my drawings or paintings. 

Swarm Behavior  2012-Present

Corinna Nicole, Murmurations

Trailing Off

Watercolor and ink on wood panel

10x10 inches

Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations
Corinna Nicole, Murmurations