Val Britton creates expansively collaged works on paper that draw on the language of maps as a personal metaphor for searching. In an effort to connect with her deceased father, a long-haul truck driver, Britton explores road maps of the United States as she imbues her abstract work with a sense of visually dynamic movement. Using hand-cut paper shapes, the printed and drawn works are assembled into a sculptural collage that hovers between two and three dimensions. Her work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally in addition to residencies at Ucross, Jentel, Oregon College of Art and Craft and Recology in San Francisco. Val is the recipient of a 2010 Pollock-Krasner Grant.