"True Value"  Acrylic paint, Caran d'ache crayon, blood, tar, and dirt on vintage panel, 67 x 82", 2005.  Go to Link.

"True Value" Acrylic paint, Caran d'ache crayon, blood, tar, and dirt on vintage panel, 67 x 82", 2005. Go to Link.

A series of theatrical tableaux exploring the nature of desire. The Desire Series explores four aspects of desire in a woman’s life. 

The Good and Evil Sides of My Heart ,     C    aran d'ache crayon, watercolor, and acrylic paint on wooden door, 84 x 30", 2000

The Good and Evil Sides of My Heart, Caran d'ache crayon, watercolor, and acrylic paint on wooden door, 84 x 30", 2000

An installation using painting, sculpture, voice and music in collaboration with singer/songwriter Sarah Symons. Fear No Evil illuminates the lives of four heroic young New Yorkers who are using the power of their African, Caribbean, Native American, and Southern heritage to create harmony out of the desolate void they experienced growing up in the ghettos of New York City.

Stay Just a Little Bit Longer ,         Caran d'ache crayon on paper, 25 x 32", 1998-2000

Stay Just a Little Bit Longer, Caran d'ache crayon on paper, 25 x 32", 1998-2000

A series of New York cityscape drawings using landscape and color to convey emotion and metaphor.

Yemaya Rising , Caran d'ache crayon, acrylic paint, and watercolor on layered wooden panels, 84 x 48", 1994

Yemaya Rising, Caran d'ache crayon, acrylic paint, and watercolor on layered wooden panels, 84 x 48", 1994

A life-sized portrait and sculpture series in monochromatic blue, narrating the lives of inner city families. Three themes are embodied: children who are struggling in the deep waters of poverty, racism and despair; the healing and uplifting power of these children’s collective heritage; and the people who use their vision to heal their own communities.

Chico & Joe , Caran d'ache crayon and watercolor on plywood, 86 x 48", 1987-1990

Chico & Joe, Caran d'ache crayon and watercolor on plywood, 86 x 48", 1987-1990

Life-sized portraits and cityscapes of construction workers and construction sites, exploring heroism in everyday life.

Biker Chick , Kodak photo grid,  20 x 24", 2000

Biker Chick, Kodak photo grid,  20 x 24", 2000

A performance art series about love, disguises, and lunch.

Study for Annunciation III:  Adrianna, Caran d'ache crayon on red toile paper, 28.25" x 33" x .5", 2006

Study for Annunciation III: Adrianna, Caran d'ache crayon on red toile paper, 28.25" x 33" x .5", 2006

A multimedia exhibition including large-scale drawings, sculptural installation, and video. Brookie uses biblical themes as cultural reference points juxtaposed with controversial contemporary issues. In this manner she addresses the political ideology of the present, while receiving universal context from the past. Each drawing in Trilogy depicts a woman taking on an impossible task.

Kabisa Kabisa / True! Study 9 , Caran d'ache on Canford Imperieal Paper, 20 x 30", 2009

Kabisa Kabisa / True! Study 9, Caran d'ache on Canford Imperieal Paper, 20 x 30", 2009

A multimedia exhibition featuring drawings and sculptural installations by Brookie Maxwell and video by Jesse Hawkes / RAPSIDA of Rwanda. The exhibition addresses the roots, repercussions and reparations of genocide. The exhibition uses art to address genocide prevention and explore the relationship between Africa and the United States, clarifying why Rwanda matters so much to us today. Rwanda Mon Amour is inspired by the courageous work of the Rwandan people to heal and progress since the 1994 Genocide.

Sometimes     ,     Caran d'ache crayon and china marker on Arches watercolor paper, 38 x 30", 2001

SometimesCaran d'ache crayon and china marker on Arches watercolor paper, 38 x 30", 2001

The descriptions of these bodies of work were taken directly from documents written by Brookie Maxwell.