Artist Britney Penouilh Makes the DSC Her Home
From June 22 – July 7, Britney Penouilh of the Mojave National Preserve Artist’s Foundation (MNPAF) completed the first half of her artist residency in the Mojave National Preserve at the DSC. Trading the humidity of her hometown, New Orleans, for a drier heat, Britney moved to California in October of 2017 and answered the call for artists from the MNPAF.
Meet Britney Penouilh
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Being able to connect with people on a visceral and emotional level. Despite my deep thoughts and philosophies that go into creating the work, the visual experience is the first impression. I am compelled to make work that is aesthetically interesting but carries forth an idea without being too literal and too obscure.
I aim to create a visual dialogue that is accessible and engaging, and slowly pulls you down the rabbit hole from which the work was created.
Artist Profile: Britney Penouilh, A Journey from New Orleans to LA
She’s deeply drawn to the California desert by her twin pursuits, and describes in visceral terms the artistic and exploratory rush she gets from visiting there. In some ways, Penouilh is like the Indiana Jones of artists.