Catherine Brooks’ work is driven by a fascination with the mythological, and an interest in the potential significance of myth to the representation of identity. The artist’s work is sensual and physical, focusing on corporeal imagery as a locus of meaning for the self. Deeply interested in the philosophical dimensions of the personal, Brooks creates work from impulse and empathy, exploring the boundaries between the self and the other, the wild and the contained. Viewing Brooks’ work one is left with a sense of holistic mysticism, as the artist incorporates imagery from the natural world that at times engulfs or seems to consume its subjects. The artist sensually explores the themes of love, self, other, and becoming, with a sensitivity to the historical archetypes of myth and to the conventions of pathetic fallacy.