Black and White

brooks_movement 1
Brooks_Movement 2_2012
01 woods rhythm I
02 woods rhythm II
Brooks_Elements 1_2014
Brooks_2jpg
Brooks_elements 4
Brooks_Forest Rhythm 3_2014
brooks_marsh view_web

brooks_movement 1

Movement 1, collage and charcoal on paper, 12" x 18", 2012, available

Brooks_Movement 2_2012

Movement 2, Collage with Charcoal on Paper, 12" x 18", 2012, private collection

01 woods rhythm I

Robin Brooks, Woods Rhythm 1, collage and charcoal on paper, 9" x 15", 2014

Woods Rhythm 1, cut paper collage with charcoal on paper, 12" x 18", 2014, available

02 woods rhythm II

Woods Rhythm 2, cut paper collage with charcoal, 12" x 18", 2014, private collection

Brooks_Elements 1_2014

Elements, collage with charcoal, 2014, 18" x 12", available

Brooks_2jpg

Elements, collage with charcoal, 2014, 18" x 12", private collection

Brooks_elements 4

Elements, collage with charcoal, 2014, 18" x 12", available

Brooks_Forest Rhythm 3_2014

Forest Rhythm, collage with charcoal, 2014, 12" x 18", available

brooks_marsh view_web

Scarborough Marsh View, 30" x 22", cut paper collage, 2015, available

Space is all around us, defining distances and articulating the forms we recognize.  These collages are constructed using black paper glued to white paper which I cut and re-cut, and finally arrange and glue down.  They are usually made rapidly without too much reflection or second guessing, as a challenge to myself.  Because I don’t want to think too much, there is an element of random placement that happens spontaneously in the creation of each piece.  As I play with the placement of the paper elements, I am focused on the suggestion of space and movement.  You may see the ocean or the woods, but it is just paper, cut, arranged, and glued down.