Kelsey Brookes and John Chamberlain

Kelsey Brookes and John Chamberlain

Kelsey Brookes’ Golden Ratio, a monumental 19’ painting commissioned for One Woodward building in downtown Detroit. The painting joins John Chamberlain's sculpture The First Dance of Trees in the lobby of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed building.


John Chamberlain’s The First Dance of Trees is an example of the artist’s scrap metal sculpture series. Heavily influenced by large-scale metal sculptor David Smith, Chamberlain’s welded steel sculptures are infused with scrap metal from the automobile industry. This style of work has been central to Chamberlain’s art practice since the 1950s.