Headlands Center for the Arts

Erin Diebboll

california | visual
Artist in Residence Program 2015

Artist Statement

I reconstruct spaces that no longer exist as we knew them. Houses sold and re-occupied. Apartments emptied and re-furnished. Buildings razed and re-erected. Land divided and sub-divided. The original places continue to occupy real estate in our minds. To explore these mental structures I create large-scale drawings, mapping domestic spaces from memory. My goal is to reassemble this “idea of home” in a way that rings true.

While At Headlands

Scientists have found that each time we recall a memory our brain reconstructs it anew, both reinterpreting and replacing our original experience.  While at Headlands, I plan to investigate this claim by drawing a house I have never seen based on the description of three former inhabitants. How will the memories of these brothers, who are products of the same space and time, equate and differ?

Selected Works

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