Brooke Cena Marino
Brooke grew up in nearby Eureka in house with a red door. She would occasionally come to Ferndale to indulge her solipsism and wander in the cemetery. A decade later, following a slew of adventures and misadventures involving travel, university, activism, love, and existential angst, she returned to Ferndale and was excited to discover kindred spirits here at Mind's Eye Manufactory, where she is currently a resident artist.
The act of making image is, for Brooke, an attempt to map an emotional landscape, to draw boundaries sometimes arbitrarily, usually with misgivings around moments, people, things in order to distill, from the sea of memories, discrete fragments which speak something of the world. Each composition is an inside joke of sorts, but also an attempt at sharing , and, hopefully, will allow her both to connect meaningfully with others, and, in so doing, to engage with the elusive nature of her own subjectivity, that ephimeral becoming which takes place between the words, between the images, between the cells, never discrete, never frameable.