STEPHANIE BROOKS

NEW YORK, NY

-ARTIST STATEMENT

As an artist I often communicate through my work. I create imagery that allows the audience to interpret the message behind the pieces. For some works, the message is surface level and meant to have one interpretation. Yet there are other works that have more depth and are subject to many interpretations.

I create art using many different mediums, but I work mostly with pencil and digital ink. I like to use line variation, bright colors, and I blend my works heavily. I create character art and portraits using these techniques.

I am an artist because it is my passion in life and it allows me to express myself. I draw a lot of African American characters because we are often left out of mainstream media. When African American people see my work, they see themselves represented in a positive light. The impact it has on them is incredible and I strive to do this for more people of color as well.