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HOPE BROOKS
00000, Caribbean - Jamaica


, Slavery Trilogy, People, $15,931
, Painting For The Planet E, Ecological, $8,925
, Backra Pickney 6, People, $420

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Artist Statement

I am often asked the question what is my work about which is a little like being asked what is life about because in art as in life each person must bring their own experience and provide their own answers. Quite simply my work is about life and the enigma that surrounds existence. I make reference to specific experiences or draw on visual reality to act as a frame to the broader content and people bring their own interpretations as well. When I began painting in the 60's I was focused on talking about natural phenomena that I found around me in Jamaica, such as the sea, the mountains, or the moon but I was also trying to find a language that expressed the essence of that place I called home. In 1980 I travelled to Baltimore USA and my visual surroundings changed completely. This city had none of the natural landscape but it had beautiful stained glass windows and during my year at the Maryland Institute I produced a large body of work called "Windows". This included prints as well as paintings of the secular as well as the ecclesiastical windows. Someone looking at the work once said a window is either for "letting something out or letting something in" and I found that expressed the essence of the window paintings whether they were Rose windows in churches or old art nouveau stained glass windows in some of the homes or windows in modern buildings. This series ...

Original Artworks (43)

Hope Brooks; Goat Island Suite  a suit..., 2017, Original Mixed Media, 64 x 64 inches. Artwork description: 241 Currently on show at the XI Florence Biennale October 6 - 15 2017 this painting is about The Goat Islands that are located on the south west coast of Jamaica that became the centre of attention in 2015 when the Government of Jamaica proposed to sell the Islands ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2017
64 x 64 inches (162.6 x 162.6 cm)
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Hope Brooks; justice denied, 2017, Original Mixed Media, 71 x 45 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is a tribute to Millicent Forbes aEUR
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2017
71 x 45 inches (180.3 x 114.3 cm)
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Hope Brooks; Goat Island  Preservation..., 2015, Original Mixed Media, 13 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241  The first of a series of four mixed media paintings each comprising four panels looking at the Development of the Goat Islands situated on the South East coast of Kinston Jamaica. The Goat Islands are protected by the Portland Bight Agreement made by the Government of Jamaica ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2015
13 x 13 inches (33.0 x 33.0 cm)
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Hope Brooks; The Twelve Disciples, 2009, Original Mixed Media, 6 x 4.6 feet. Artwork description: 241  Multi panel using the human head and layered colours to create visual textures.  Exhibited in
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2009
6 x 4.6 feet (1.83 x 1.40 m)
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Hope Brooks; Slavery Trilogy, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 18 x 7.6 feet. Artwork description: 241   Left panel    -
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
18 x 7.6 feet (5.49 x 2.32 m)
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Hope Brooks; Painting for the Planet Earth, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 6 x 9 feet. Artwork description: 241     Global warming and pollution appear to be a threat to the planet.  To reverse this threat man must reduce pollution caused by fossil fuel, preserve the forests and reduce the destructive effects of global warming.  In the painting man is represented by the twenty central panels while ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
6 x 9 feet (1.83 x 2.74 m)
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Hope Brooks; Backra Pickney 6, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 1.6 x 1.6 feet. Artwork description: 241        Monoprint from slavery Trilogy    ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
1.6 x 1.6 feet (0.49 x 0.49 m)
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Hope Brooks; Backra Pickney 5, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 1.6 x 1.6 feet. Artwork description: 241       Monoprint from slavery Trilogy   ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
1.6 x 1.6 feet (0.49 x 0.49 m)
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Hope Brooks; Backra Pickney 4 , 2011, Original Mixed Media, 1.6 x 1.6 feet. Artwork description: 241      Monoprint from slavery Trilogy  ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
1.6 x 1.6 feet (0.49 x 0.49 m)
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Hope Brooks; Bakra Pickney  3, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 1.6 x 1.6 feet. Artwork description: 241     Monoprint from slavery Trilogy ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
1.6 x 1.6 feet (0.49 x 0.49 m)
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Hope Brooks; Where Have We Come From W..., 2011, Original Mixed Media, 6 x 4.6 feet. Artwork description: 241     Sequel to The Slavery Trilogy.  All people of AFrican descent must take responsibility for creating their own positive self image in a post slavery society ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
6 x 4.6 feet (1.83 x 1.40 m)
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Hope Brooks; People of African Descent , 2011, Original Mixed Media, 9 x 3 feet. Artwork description: 241     Painted in commemoration of the UN Year for People of African Descent 2011 ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
9 x 3 feet (2.74 x 0.91 m)
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Hope Brooks; Painting For Adrian I, 2005, Original Mixed Media, 60 x 108 inches. Artwork description: 241    Inspired by letters written to me over the period 1962 - 2005 by Adrian Ricci, my close friend while at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland.  It comprises two panels each 60 X 108  covered with tranfer prints of letters and memorabilia received from Adrian over more ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2005
60 x 108 inches (152.4 x 274.3 cm)
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Hope Brooks; Mountain Series II, 1976, Original Mixed Media, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   One of seen painting in the mountain series exhibition held a the Bolivar Gallery in 1976.  It is made with plaster and acrylic resin and acrylic paint ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 1976
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Hope Brooks; Earth Collection VI, 1976, Original Collage, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Made with found objects, crushed tin cans mounted in modeling paste this work is art of the
Hope Brooks
Original Collage, 1976
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Hope Brooks; Fossil , 1975, Original Mixed Media, 28 x 28 inches. Artwork description: 241  Fossil is one of the Earth Series paintings from the 1970's that talk about the beautiful shell fossils that are to be found in the limestone of Jamaica.  The fossils are millions of years old and were formed while the island was under the sea.  The ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 1975
28 x 28 inches (71.1 x 71.1 cm)
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Hope Brooks; Where There is no Light, 2008, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Formerly titled
Hope Brooks
Original Acrylic Painting, 2008
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Hope Brooks; The Sargasso Sea, 2008, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241  16 panels each 15 inches square painted in acrylic and depicting the mysterious area between the Caribbean, Europe and AFrica known as the Sargasso Sea.  It is important in slave cultures because it represents the unknown the world into which the slaves were taken and from which ...
Hope Brooks
Original Acrylic Painting, 2008
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
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Hope Brooks; Terracotta Head and Blue ..., 2007, Original Mixed Media, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  One of a suite of six still life's painted for the Sea View Gallery in 2007 the painting has a textured surface using modeling paste gouache and pencil.  The objects are by Colin Garland the Jamaican/ Australian artist who died in 2007.  The painting is on ...
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2007
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Hope Brooks; poem Painting III, 1971, Original Painting Other, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Poem Painting III uses writing as its image and there are six paintings in the series.   This painting is a poem by Meng Chaio from the late Tang period of Chinese poetry, titled
Hope Brooks
Original Other Painting, 1971
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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