Brook Hsu

Region: MFA Annual

The subjects in my work reflect my need to understand how nature works. In all senses of the word, I am a naturalist. But unlike an observer of the physical world alone, I also observe my own interior psychological world. The polarizing result is an undeniable truth: what should make sense in light of the facts that are presented is exactly what does not make sense. An artist innately thinks this way. In other words, the artist relies on instinct as the means of finding truth.

How did it begin? Probably with a question, which spawned only more questions. I create with two objectives: imagery and beauty. The two cannot be captured without attentiveness to biology and psychology, though I am not an expert in either area. My reasons are simple: humans need art to live; humanity must love life enough to save it.