9 pc installation 66" x 66" x 8"
Sculpting epoxy, bolts, nails, cotton rope, wood, canvas, spray paint and acrylic
Ghost Symmtery, is a new addition to the "Slant Series." These works are comprised of individual, related modules that fit together to form a cohesive work and like Vortex, takes multiple wedge forms and treats them as one structure with a single image.
4 pc installation, 44"x44"x6"
Vortex is part of the Sl;ant series. It is about concentric movement, transition and transformation.
25 pc installation, 60" x 60" x 8"
Wedged started with the idea of recycling my own art. Many of the bright colored shapes that make up the border were epoxy pieces left over from the previous work "Play." The nine black, central wedges are formal, textured designs embellished with nuts, bolts, washers, pyramid shaped tacks and other assorted hardware. The outer wedges become a frame or border made of brightly colored and black shapes, hardware and other objects assembled in a random, more playful fashion.
9 pc sprawl installation, 88" x 110" x 8"
or 9 pc square installation 88" x 88" x 8"
Play is part of the Slant Series and it was inspired by the feeling that "Spring may never come." These works explore architectural space, the relationship between the hemisphere and wedge forms, textural surfaces and the transformation of everyday materials.
9 pc installation, 66" x 66" x 8"
Serpentine from the Slant series evolved from my previous group of works, PULSE. This three year exploration placed the hemisphere structure into box-like forms. These wedge forms are arranged in various directions, touching one to the other, adding a new architectural element to my work.
4 pc installation, dimension variable
Play Small Group was inspired by the larger work "Play" and its bright colored pieces echo the whimsical feeling of the large work.
4 pc installation, dimension varies.
Vortex Small Group was inspired by the larger work "Vortex". The white forms organic forms opening to reveal an organic inner core. The pieces work indiviually or as a group as shown. These works are displayed between two acrylic squares attached with bolts. This allows the the forms to float in the frame.
Surface Pulse is all about texture. This group of twelve pieces are experimental, an exploration of surface and materials. It is almost a free-for-all of ideas. All the pieces are white on white with variations only in shade and finish. The white enhances and emphasizes the many surface and patterns details.
Installation dimension, variable
Surface Small Group was inspired by the larger work "Surface Pulse". These works are displayed between two acrylic squares attached with bolts. This allows the the forms to float in the frame.
9 pc installation, dimension variable.
PEARL SYNERGY was inspired by shells and their pearl-like surfaces, contrasting shiny and metallic surfaces against matte, porcelain-like surfaces. The piece continues to explore the hemisphere and the notion that in life, something that seems simple or plain on the outside can contain beautiful and wondrous treasures.
SLANT: New Works by Carol Brookes was a solo exhibition at the Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery at Moraine Valley Community College.
Carol Brookes - "Pulse" solo exhibition at Akus Gallery
Eastern Connecticut State University
August 29 to October 10, 2013