Brooks regularly uses mythological and classical sources as inspirations for his work, adding detail as he sees appropriate to bring the stories up to date.

We start here with religious allusions – the first five paintings are titled Eden, Nature versus Nurture, Sebastian of the Suburbs, The Fabulosity of God, and This Rapture will be Facebooked. In subsequent works we see his trademark takes on well-known subjects such as Leda and the Swan, The Three Graces, Lady Godiva, and Humpty Dumpty. The selection concludes with We The People, and Liberty Takes Holidays, Brookes’ versions of perennial American themes.