designer by day. neon all night.

A San Diego native, Brooke’s love affair with glasswork began at age 15 when she began glassblowing under the instruction of Andy Cohn in Balboa Park, San Diego. After graduating from the University of San Diego, Brooke headed north to earn her MFA at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. There, she had her first taste of neon as an elective course with Bill Concannon. It was an instant match—neon art married her design roots with hot glass and flamework. After 8 years working as a graphic designer in the Bay Area, Brooke moved to Los Angeles. She quickly found her tribe at MoNA, the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, CA. Under the instruction of Lyle George and David Johnson, Brooke couldn’t satisfy her appetite for neon. 

Look for multiple layers of meaning in Brooke’s work; she draws from personal experience, music, film, nature, art history, and modern design. She wants her audience to see the technical proficiency in her pieces, but also find her deeper inspiration. You can keep an eye on Brooke’s work through photos and videos on social media as she documents her successes and the trial-and-error in each piece. “She Bends” in January 2019 will be her first exhibit outside of Los Angeles and she feels “honored to be displayed among so many amazing artists she admires.”

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RIPPLE EFFECT (PANEL 1) - for sale

“Ripple Effect” is designed to be a multi-panel piece inspired by our oceans treasures, coral reefs in particular. The first panel (shown here) is glistening with life and vibrant color when lit. The later panels will be focused on coral bleaching and the future of our oceans if we aren’t aware. Thanks to a Blue Planet binge sess, I was horrified to learn that some scientists predict that by the end of the century, coral reefs as we know them could be a thing of the past. I plan to donate a portion of the sale of this piece to a nonprofit saving coral reefs and cleaning our oceans. As an individual, I often feel overwhelmed by politics and my ability to make a change. Neon is my voice and one of the ways I hope to give back and inspire change.

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ALL THAT GLITTERS - for sale

“All that Glitters” was inspired by everything I felt going through my double mastectomy surgery and witnessing my moms stroke recovery simultaneously. What was once important suddenly became meaningless. What really matters is the people we have in our lives and the relationships that surround us. The cracked mirror reflects my shattered self at the time—still appearing whole at work and events, but fractured and fragile up close. The “Selfie” named font plays on all that is superficial and made to appear “gold”. A huge thank you to the Museum of Neon Art, David Johnson, Kim Koga, Lyle George and Mike McCalla for their help along the way - and to all my friends and family for their support and love in the darkest times.

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VAPORWAVE — FIRST COMMISSION

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ALL WORK AND NO PLAY - for sale

With a nod to The Shining—one of Brooke's favorite movies, “All Work and No Play” was born from her experience as a designer unfulfilled creatively.

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STUDIO 19 — SPANISH VILLAGE BALBOA PARK, SAN DIEGO

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