Today we’d like to introduce you to Brooke Thayer.
Brooke, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Born in the US. Raised in Canada. Since I could grasp a pencil, I’ve been creating. Looking to the world around me for inspiration, magic, and of course answers. A lifelong worshiper of nature, and a true believer in the energy which makes all “visible” magic possible, I’ve begun studying The Golden Ratio and how it beautifully shapes our world…
This natural schematic has brought me to my current creative space of contemplation… The observable parallels between a mother and child’s face, the shapes of seashells and the waves which crash them into shore… our eyes, so small when compared to the cosmos, the black holes, and nebulae and boundless energy — such vastness and wonder which we can scarcely quantify.
So totally set apart by sheer size, volume and distance yet when you look closely enough, the likeness between those explosions in space and our eyes, is undeniable, so beautifully evident — to those who look, watch, and seek…the artists, scientists, & dreamers… observers of beauty which must be communicated and understood — but most of all, which must be shared. This has always been, my personal drive to create and express.
Resin and mixed media/on canvas and wood. (Mixed media includes: inks, pigment powder, glow powders, gold/copper leaf, liquid gilding, fluid acrylics and alcohol inks…)
I suppose my inspiration starts with the study of Black Holes/Nebulae/Gravity and the Iris of a human eye. As a young girl, a troubled youth if you will, I met an Artist/Art therapist. I was told I focused on the eye… and she said to me, “…you see so much more than they give you credit for…”. A truth which started a journey, I still travel today.
Always questioning what lies within our eyes… are they soulful portals? Organs? Purely mechanical? Then I looked up — saw the absolutely staggering likeness above our heads… (just out of view but so eerily similar.) This was the inspiration in this series, “LIGHT ECHOES”. Admittedly the contemplation of a grander plan (to a more scientific aspect) was not intended, the medium in which I’d chosen to express my interpretation, was for all intents and purposes, mirroring the very subject.
A self-leveling medium is first poured and conceived by the artist, though once the resin is poured, the artist is no longer in control. The medium now takes over and gravity finishes the piece. It is a symbiotic partnership between consciousness and gravity…intent and chaos… the very subject of my inspiration.
Don’t allow the outside “voices” get too far into your consciousness or dictate to you what makes “An Artist”. Your voice & vision are your amazingly individual way in which you interpret and experience the world. An inspiration within itself—so don’t allow others ideas and expectations to tamper with or taint that. DO HOWEVER allow others’ influence, and experiences, to aid you in enhancing your own ideas, expressions and voice. I’ve found once put into practice, the creative achievements I aspired to… organically seemed to arrive.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
A “LIVE ARTIST” for different venues, creating a puce while onlookers watch— a different way to entertain, a chalk artist, and resin artist. I’ve done exhibitions for RAW Artists, in Downtown @ ExchangeLA, am an assisting art instructor for PAINT NITE, throughout the Los Angeles Area, and can be found on both Instagram and Facebook artist pages (where I always post my new shows/exhibitions).
- Website: Artistbthayer.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @brookealexandra84
- Facebook: @artistbthayer