Heidi Whitman’s paper constructions, paintings, and drawings are invented terrains or mental maps. Contemporary city grids and maps of ancient ruins are primary references.
According to Heidi, "The structure of the city and the structure of the mind are conflated in my paper constructions. I’m interested in states of mind, how experience is translated into thought, how memories are layered, and how dreams jumble reality. Contemporary city grids and plans of ancient ruins are layered and edited along with references to mental networks. In today’s globalized world distance and time have changed. The internet has compressed and collapsed time and space. Networks of hyper-connectivity are the maps of the contemporary world whether these networks are in the structure of the city, the mind, or the internet. In my reimagined places shape and shadow interact invoking memory, presence, and absence."
She graduated from the University of California at Berk