Britton’s elegantly rich and textured collages use abstracted forms to reference maps and journeys. While at Recology in 2010, Britton scavenged materials that informed her art in new ways. Routes shimmered with lines made from foil tape normally used in heating ductwork, and washes of saturated color were courtesy of printer cartridge inks. Britton made paper from recycled books and stationery, and subtly incorporated antique domestic items such as wallpaper and blinds, that brought along their own secret histories as part of these journeys.

Val Britton

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The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind program established in 1990 to encourage the conservation of natural resources and instill a greater appreciation for the environment and art in children and adults. Artists work for four months in studio space on site, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public. Over the last twenty-five years, more than 100 professional artists and twenty student artists have ...

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