The falcon head Egyptian canopic jar was reserved to host mummified intestines. I had to have complex surgery which resulted in having my large intestines removed, so if I was to be mummified, that jar would be empty! The cause of this was Ulcerative Colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. I want to bring awareness of the condition through this piece, intertwined with the theme of the relationships and emotions linked with this condition.
Brooks is a glass maker from South London, UK and graduate from UCA, Farnham, UK, apprenticed in hot glass with maestro Simon Moore, and in glass cutting with Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg. Currently he is working towards his MFA at Bowling Green State University, USA. Brooks has work in permanent collections and has exhibited internationally in China, USA, Germany, Czech Republic and UK.
Organised by: Theo Brooks
Images courtesy of: Theo Brooks
1. Theo Brooks, Canopic Colitis, detail, hot sculpted and blown glass;
2. Theo Brooks, Canopic Colitis, hot sculpted and blown glass - 40cm x 28cm.