Traditionally crushed and mixed with animal fat and aromatic herbs this pigment is used by the Himba to rub onto their skin. Brook uses the same technique to grind the pigment, but uses it dry to make drawings.
An Ikon Gallery spokewoman said: "The strength and confidence of the physical activity involved and the sheer beauty of the dusty russet atmosphere, illuminated by shafts of golden sunlight, make it absolutely compelling.
Brook is an artist drawn to wild and remote landscape, often making outdoor sculptural interventions and film works. These take inspiration from the spirit and actuality of their location - be it the Orkney islands, the Hebrides or the Libyan desert - and are thus expressive of personal experience.2
Brook was shortlisted for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 and her work was on view at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery in London during June and July this year.
She will also be part of a BBC documentary about Land Art being filmed in the autumn, where she will make new work in Scotland.
Speaking about her work, Brook said: "When I'm asked about the language of my work, I see it as both a response to my environment, and the expression of the environment's effect on me.
"It's a process, a rhythm which I initiate, but as it gets more involved, it too begins to dictate terms. And I must find a formal language that can express this. Solitude is the heart of the matter. It gives me a sense of inhabiting the landscape."
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Brook is set to have future exhibitions next year at the National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, and at An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The artist is also planning to lead a two year visual arts educational project with primary school children in Skye and Uist.
Previous solo exhibitions include made,unmade (Burgh Hall, Dunoon; Little Buckland Gallery, Broadway, Gloucestershire (2014); and Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh; Wapping Project, London; Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland (2013).