The chronicled Condition of Brittany Southworth-LaFlamme, a Cancer rising Virgo, born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, was so subject to the Hazard of Itching, recurring and almost incurable, that it used to prickle her to Search, over and over, for the balm of Love in new places. Her Identity, linked to a group of Diverse personalities that strengthened and reinforced her, taught her very much about herself in Relation to another.
It had been a Turning Point when she quit the soccer Team in her final year of high school, after devoting most of her life to the sport, in order to become an Artist. It had been another Turning Point to discover that she would have a Child the day she turned Twenty. She married the Father a month and a half later and became a stay-at-home Mother for three-and-a-half years.
Eventually she decided to return to College and enrolled at the School of Art Institute of Chicago to study Writing, Video, and Performance. She was enlivened by Activity and surrounded by Youth. Within the first semester, she left her husband and moved into her first own Bedroom and painted it pink. Taking Modern Art History with David Getsy and Global Conceptualism with Dan Quiles were Critical Events, as was taking Abandoned Practices in the Summer of 2011 in which Brittany met Abigail Blueher and Daviel Shy—Best Friends and Collaborators. And in the past year, gazing inward / outward, building a new Figure atop the totem pole, the Landmark of meeting David, the Fiancé, “The One.”
Brittany has been a vintage clothing Merchandiser, a Bartender for special events and art shows, a Personal Assistant, a Studio Assistant, a Sign and Mural Painter, a Single Mom, a Writer/Blogger, a Visual Artist, Performer, and Researcher. Her Claim to Fame is having three shows fall on Valentine’s Day. In L.A., she showed a video, “Thank You for Submitting,” at Raid Projects. In Chicago, she had a piece at Rainbo Club and spoke on a panel of Artist Mothers at Threewalls for the exhibit, Tracers Takes on Feminism: Conversations about Motherhood, LGBTQ, and Race. She is also a Founding Member of the Tracers Feminist Book Club. Her work reflects her Experiences with being a Woman, being a Mother, and being with Men. In Ladies Almanack, she will play Djuna Barnes, “a Lady of Fashion,” and create the Titles.
Her Spirit Animal is the Spider.
While she may have been
Tomorrow she will
be True for