David Brooks

David Brooks was born in 1975 in Brazil, Indiana, and lives and works in New York. Brooks’s work is driven by his interest in the ways in which humans interact with natural and built environments.

Working as a volunteer with biologists in the Amazon basin, the artist draws parallels between the scientific process and an artistic desire to understand the world. His projects often bring natural elements into an art context, such as his 2010 Preserved Forest site-specific installation, for which he pumped twenty tons of concrete over twenty-foot-tall trees placed in a gallery at MoMA PS1 to make a physical representation of deforestation.

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