from Amazon.com: Stephanie Books keep lists. She purchases trashy books of poetry. Love poetry. And while reading these Halmark card poems, she records the comparisons provided within. I m not sure why she does this, perhaps because in some of Brooks visual work, she takes the words out entirely, leaving only the visual inference of structure and meaning; in a series of sculptures, Brooks has transformed words and sentences into solid bars of wood, connected one on top of another, promising meaning inside, a meaning inaccessible. While performing this surgery on the one hand, Brooks saves particular words on another, writing them on a legal pad. In this case also, the meaning seems out of reach and she, like a scientist, continues to take notes, fieldwork in sentimentality: an anthropological record.