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Oklahoma artist's work to grace OKC's Leadership Square

by Richard Mize Published: April 23, 2013

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Artwork of Oklahoma artist on display at
Leadership Square

 Beginning May 1, the artwork of Oklahoma artist Brooke Rowlands will be on display at Leadership Square at 211 N Robinson Ave. in Oklahoma City.

Brooke’s floral series is inspired by memories of her grandmother through delicate floral illustrations and colorful monotype backgrounds.

“For this body of work, I invoked some of my fondest memories with my grandmother; those when she showed me how to flower press. The beautiful flowers, fragile and delicate, were preserved like they were placed in the book yesterday,” she said. “Even at an early age I knew how special it was to hold onto these flowers over the years; to remember the day you picked them or received them as a gift.

“For this series, I have taken my love for my grandmother and flowers, and created a body of work translating what she showed me when I was a small child, but with a twist. I created my ‘book’ with monotype backgrounds created using a printing press. The flowers were left black and white to focus the attention on the detail of the flower. Taking the color out of the flower and moving it to the background expresses my love for something much deeper and less superficial.”

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by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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