The Inquisitor Digital archival print, 40 x 30 in., 2009, $1,000
A mask is often defined as something that hides one's true character or feelings; a pretense. But, sometimes the mask is the reality, what you see is what you get!
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About The Artist
Artist Statement I love to travel and experience other cultures. I have marveled at the similarities and differences I find in cultures and rituals around the world. All of this influences my art. I believe art should stir the senses, delight the eye and intrigue the mind. My travels have taken me to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Celebration is too often a break from the mundane or painful and in some case a defiance of the status quo. Carnival has different names depending on the culture and the people but music and dance are always at the center and your shoulders, hips and feet will move to the rhythms whether you want to or not. It give you a release/relief, if only for a moment. If you have the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance! These images are influenced by my travels to Brazil.
Bio Daniel T. Brooking is a native Washingtonian, a member and the Archivist of Black Artists of DC. He follows the spirit of Sankofa, reaching back into the past to find a memory, bring it forward to inform his art and make it new. He gives presentations to aspiring high school and college art students. He instructs them in the business side of art, about the life of an artist and about the influence art has had on his life. He has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. He has served as a curator and juror and also as a grant panelist for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He believes, "Artists should never limit themselves to a particular genre; learn as much as you can, do as much as you can and never stop".
Daniel's work is represented by Jeannette Mariani, Galerie 13, in Paris, France.