About Brittan Blasdel

Brittan Blasdel is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and has many funny stories about tracking down thumbtacks. When not pounding tacks she works as a freelance producer for meetings and events. Below is a statement about her work.

Curriculum Vitae

Artist Statement

My pieces come to life through the assemblage of thousands of metallic tacks. Together they create tactile fields, alive with ever-changing reflections of the light and colors present.

My work recreates patterns I see in nature using man-made products. Working with everyday, mass-produced objects allows me to play with people’s perceptions about the ordinary as I explore movement, reflection, repetition, color, and light. Hammering tacks again and again to create a whole from many parts is a meditative process that I work to translate to viewer in the final product.