Dane Carder didn’t want to become the artist who creates images of the Civil War, but after doing this work for several years he embraced it. He is in awe of the imagery, which is poignant, beautiful, and loaded with symbolism.
Whitney Wood Bailey’s work is often mistaken for collage, but it is all one surface. It has taken her ten years to develop her labor-intensive process. Working with acrylic inks and dyes, she gives her surfaces as many as 20 to 30 layers, with each layer taking at least a day to dry. Based on hash marks she saw in ancient cave paintings, Whitney developed her own tiny linear tick mark, which she carefully and deliberately places in each piece.