Brooke Downing's Profile
Several years ago, a friend invited me to attend a green festival in Chicago. The environment was important to me but not my life's objective, I was curious. It was there I realized recycled materials could be given creative life, I was inspired. The endless possibilities left me feeling a greater connection to my world, I was hooked.
I became energized by my green path and more focused on art. It was challenging to open up that side of me and express my creativity. These raw materials at my disposal wouldn't leave me alone. It was difficult, being a stay-at-home mom, to afford tools and materials or really invest in art as a hobby. My household consumables with the help of just a sander were re-purposed; my art was unique and gave me a feeling of surprise. It began with a beat up skateboard. I was fascinated by how simple yet beautiful the piece and its layers worked together to…
- Born on November 14
- Joined February 17, 2012