Heidi Whitman’s work draws on city grids, ancient ruins and floor plans for inspiration, but they also act as metaphors for the human mind. Her multi-layered drawings and papercuts are unpredictable and meandering, as if the artist is exploring intuitive, imaginative terrain.
Whitman is a Boston-based artist who has exhibited extensively throughout the USA.
Her image for The House of Fairy Tales, Tink’s Night, is part of a series of paintings that look back to childhood and the figure of Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. They beautifully conjure up the idea of being in flight: the lights and lines are reminiscent of the view from an aircraft coming in to land, but they also look like constellations in the night sky pointing the way to Never Never Land.