David Brooks

David Brooks is an artist whose work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized. For this project in the Blue Lagoon lake next to the 836 expressway, Brooks will create a sculpture celebrating Florida wildlife to be installed on a pontoon boat and remain anchored in the lake for 3 weeks.


David Brooks (b. 1975 Brazil, Indiana, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) Brooks’ work is driven by his interest in the ways in which humans interact with natural and built environments. Brooks’ artwork transforms and deconstructs these environments—in 2013 he buried a tractor in the hillside of Storm King Art Center to create A Proverbial Machine in the Garden, and in 2016 he disassembled a combine harvester at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Continuous Service Altered Daily.