Hot House Cold World

Deborah Brooks
Saint Francis

Acrylic on Canvas

Our world is worth exploring from all sorts of perspectives. I play with a variety of views and visions to create new ways of putting parts of life together that convey a sense of pleasure and abundance with paint.

My idea generation strategies involve juxtaposing places and things from different times and contexts and mashing them up. I combine photos I take to realize my ideas. Then I work in layers; sometimes starting with acrylic paint and building with oil paint to see where they take me.