When in the presence of May Britton’s simple, yet sublime creations, one can sense an aura of quiet, calm, and personal reflection. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, Britton’s formalist sculptures and installations “express visually what cannot be explicitly said.”
The child of Filipino immigrant parents and the first in her family to be born in the United States, Britton grew up in the Washington, DC Metro area where she was exposed to a rich blend of diverse cultures and ideas. From this background, she has developed a broad, trans-cultural perspective which permeates her work.
Britton, a graduate of Old Dominion University Fine Arts Program, began her artistic career as a ceramist. Her sculptures and installations now include a variety of media, both organic and man-made. Britton’s works have been exhibited and collected in the US and abroad and are also displayed as public art installations.