Born in 1990 in Queens New York, Nicole has been a member of LAND since January of 2016. Her saturated compositions are portraits of her loved ones. Nicole has drawn Israeli flags and mussels in dedication to her Israeli neighbor who has a thing for shellfish. Her drawings of animal eyes and Russian boxes are for her mother, a Russian ophthalmologist. Organized in dense rows, Appel illustrates her figures with great detail, each a world of their own.