Morgan flax paper, waxed linen thread, watercolor pigment
Diane Britt is a Birmingham, Ohio book artist whose work also encompasses sculpture and installation, drawing and painting. She was early educated in Boston, including through such artists’ associations as The World Sculpture Racing Society. She received a B.A. in studio art and art history from UMass/Boston in 1985. As part of the Altered Book Group, Art Books Cleveland, the Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking, and the Firelands Association of Visual Arts, Diane is an active book and paper arts advocate. She has exhibited at the Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum and the Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, and is currently in Monumental in Miniature III, traveling in the U.S. and internationally. In her work, Diane explores traditional book forms as vehicles for unusual materials, methods, and ways to use language, as well as creating works which push at the boundaries of what a book is and can be. She enjoys making moveable books and paper toys, using embroidery and knots in paper to explore surface design, and mining papers and altered book elements for their art-making potential. Diane values play, curiosity, and engaging the world and self as a lifelong process of growth and change.