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Photograph of Artist HOPE BROOKS
HOPE BROOKS
00000, Caribbean - Jamaica


, Justice Denied, Political, $7,350
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, Goat Island  Preservation, Ecological, $5,250
, The Twelve Disciples, People, $7,350
, Painting For The Planet E, Ecological, $8,925
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, Backra Pickney 6, People, $420
, Backra Pickney 5, 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 (42)

Hope Brooks, justice denied, 2017, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2017
71 x 45 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Goat Island  Preservation..., 2015, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2015
13 x 13 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, The Twelve Disciples, 2009, Original Mixed Media,    feet
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2009
6 x 4.6 feet (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Slavery Trilogy, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    feet
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
18 x 7.6 feet (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Painting for the Planet Earth, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    feet
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
6 x 9 feet (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Backra Pickney 6, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    feet
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
1.6 x 1.6 feet (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Backra Pickney 5, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    feet
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
1.6 x 1.6 feet (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Backra Pickney 4 , 2011, Original Mixed Media,    feet
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
1.6 x 1.6 feet (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Bakra Pickney  3, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    feet
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
1.6 x 1.6 feet (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Where Have We Come From W..., 2011, Original Mixed Media,    feet
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
6 x 4.6 feet (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, People of African Descent , 2011, Original Mixed Media,    feet
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2011
9 x 3 feet (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Painting For Adrian I, 2005, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2005
60 x 108 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Not For Sale
Hope Brooks, Mountain Series II, 1976, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 1976
30 x 24 x 3 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Not For Sale
Hope Brooks, Earth Collection VI, 1976, Original Collage,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Collage, 1976
30 x 24 x 3 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Not For Sale
Hope Brooks, Fossil , 1975, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 1975
28 x 28 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Where There is no Light, 2008, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Acrylic Painting, 2008
36 x 24 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, The Sargasso Sea, 2008, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Acrylic Painting, 2008
60 x 60 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Terracotta Head and Blue ..., 2007, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Mixed Media, 2007
18 x 18 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, poem Painting III, 1971, Original Painting Other,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Other Painting, 1971
24 x 24 x 3 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica
Hope Brooks, Earth Collection V, 1976, Original Collage,    inches
Hope Brooks
Original Collage, 1976
26 x 24 x 3 inches (W x H x D)
Jamaica


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