House of Three Brothers / marker on paper – 2016. http://www.erindiebboll.com/projects/7_house_of_three_brothers.html

Thoughts about container artist residency route #4 Erin Diebboll

I love many of Diebboll’s drawings, especially her House of Three Brothers, pictured at the top of this post. Its warping sense of space echoes the resonance of certain objects, walls, corners. My Sherwin Series prints likewise documented the same emotionally warped perception of homes, particularly during times of crisis. Likewise, her decision to cut the paper at unusual angles has the same affect as my wall paintings: it heightens awareness of the gallery architecture in relationship to the depicted domestic space. I also like some moments in her 2010 drawings titled Thirty Years – Basement, posted below, and again, they remind me of the work that I was doing in 2010.

Thirty Years – Basement / pencil on paper – 50 x 96 inches – 2010. http://www.erindiebboll.com/projects/4_basement.html

Her playful drawings of shipped objects remind viewers that many staff on shift or personal at ports do not know the contents of the containers. In fact, only 5 percent of containers shipped to the US are inspected. It also emphasizes art labor—in this case, repetitive, meticulous and for the right soul, meditative—that often goes unnoticed.

Voyage 51E / pencil on paper, metal frames – dimensions variable – 2016. http://www.erindiebboll.com/projects/8_voyage_51E.html
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