Terri Brooks

“I have chosen to construct work using a reduced or minimal palette and brush work. I am interested in duality and use opposite elements including black, white, dot and line and horizontals and verticals. Line has always mattered and varies by brush weight or pressure and speed and transgressions from the true horizontal and vertical of the picture plain. The meaning of my work lies in the methodology and my choice of materials particularly evident in my painterly patterning and the employment of economy and directness intrinsic to the Australian tradition to ‘make do’. Natural environmental processes including weathering, architectural details and ‘found marks’ observed on surfaces in the city also inform the work. Each step of my painting process is intuitive and repetitive until the work is imbued with a sense of harmony and balance; a striving for ‘nonduality’ or oneness/allness.”