Brooke is a Studio Art major from Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Her preferred mediums are painting and ceramics. She is inspired by her love of nature and memories of growing up on the Chattahoochee River. Brooke uses a mix of realism and impressionism in her paintings. After graduating, Brooke hopes to become a high school art teacher so she can help inspire future generations of artists.
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The Chattahoochee River inspires my work because I believe it is the most beautiful place in the world. I grew up there and consider it a central part of who I am. Each of my paintings are done using acrylic paint, and they reference photos taken by myself or my friends. The images I selected for this series demonstrate the tranquility of the river. The scenes vary in time of day to show off the beautiful colors found there. My ceramic plates are thrown with a clay body I created using sediment from the river and are decorated with glass that was littered there. By using glass that was littered, I turn something that was once discarded into art to be admired and appreciated. Through my work, I hope to instill a sense of responsibility for the nature that surrounds us by demonstrating the beauty of the Chattahoochee River and my relationship with it.