Bio

 

May Britton was born in Honolulu and raised in Arlington, Virginia.  Before devoting all of her professional time to making and exhibiting artwork, she was a construction company marketing director.  Since 2000, her figurative and abstract sculptures and site-specific installations have been exhibited and collected in public and private collections in the US and abroad.  She taught university courses in sculpture and three-dimensional design, and art classes to pre and elementary school-aged children.   As a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500), yogic philosophy and teachings continue to influence her life and approach to making art.   



Statement

 

Exploring the qualities of form and material, my goal is to present a visual balance of elements.  Mirroring the rhythm that occurs so prevalently in natural systems of order, this balance has become ingrained in our subconscious and reflective of our identity.  Art and nature are processes that memorialize what we experience and who we are.   The art that I create, expresses visually what cannot be explicitly said.

 

Stephane Mallarme:  “To name an object, is to deprive the public of three-quarters of its pleasure.  The identity of objects should be revealed gradually…To suggest—that should be the poet’s dream.”

 

MAY BRITTON SCULPTURE