Whitney Wood Bailey
This work is driven by questions of a metaphysical nature and notions of spirituality, such as how design and orchestration within nature affects our consciousness, and how extraordinary geometries within nature’s design demand the consideration of intelligent design. I am interested in the augmentation of naturally occurring systems through the application of manmade structures. In my work I combine forms that are organic in creation with carefully placed and predetermined mark-making. The linear hatch marks in the work represent a form of structure, a repetitive and ritualistic system that has been applied to the naturally occurring elements within this painting process. The combination of the two suggests the idea of an intersection of faith, reason, instinct, and intellect.