Art

Val Britton

Val Britton makes immersive, collaged works on paper that draw on the language of maps.

The impetus for this body of work was my longing to connect to my father, a truck driver who drove eighteen-wheelers across the country; he died when I was a teenager. Based on road maps of the United States, routes my father often traveled, and an invented conglomeration, mutation, and fragmentation of those passageways, my works on paper help me piece together the past and make up the parts I cannot know.

all works by Val Britton

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5 Comments

  • Reply Lindsay Thursday 23 June, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I love the story behind it, so meaningful.

  • Reply Carrie Thursday 23 June, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    What a beautiful yet tragic work of art, it really speaks to the artist’s life. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Windsor Grace Thursday 23 June, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Those are so inspiring, thank for sharing!

  • Reply Carrie Thursday 23 June, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Such a perfect blend of order and chaos. And the back story– wow.

  • Reply The Bohmerian Friday 24 June, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Wow I really love these! They have a great three dimensional aspect to them.

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