A Columbus native, Brooke is a thought leader in the Columbus arts and cultural community. With nearly 25 years of experience working in a multitude of design disciplines, her experience evolved to focus primarily on strategies to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations achieve their goals.
What is your creative outlet(s)? As a graphic designer and visual communicator, I am most passionate about simple designs that send a strong message. This work often takes the form of a sticker or protest sign (i.e. End White Silence: Let's Talk about It!) I love boiling down a message, finding its true essence then putting it out there for the world to see.
What is your favorite piece of public art in Columbus? Large Arch by Henry Moore (c. 1971). It is a multisensory piece for me. Feel the wrinkled surface; hear the echo when you knock, knock, knock; smell the weathered bronze; just don't lick.
If you could experience/view one piece of art in the world, what would it be? Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels by Jean Fouquet (c. 1452-1455) located in Antwerp, Belgium. As a student, I was not interested in work created before 1900. This painting changed that for me because its surreal, kind of creepy vibe feels really modern to me. I love 15th-Century European art – because that's where the weird stuff is! To this day, I think of the painting often and how radical it must have been at the time.