About Maurie Brooks

Throughout her tenure as an artist and her exploration of visual materials and a multitude of means of expression, Maurie Brooks has become increasingly enthralled with the intricacies of color and color relationships. Incorporating her drawing as a structural springboard, Brooks endeavors to embody visual thinking and simultaneously facilitate the suspension of thought. For her, this can ultimately result in a freedom from the rational, linear, or observational, a freedom that allows for a more intuitive approach, even a turning toward the repetitive or meditative, sometimes with surprising results. Such results keep Brooks anticipative for the visual motifs that her next work will display. By experimenting with color particularly in terms of how layering and overlapping can create fields of varying densities or transparencies or networks of marks, Brooks particularly looks to see how the visual aspects of her works refer to the nature, music, and architecture.