Whether fluid and white-hot at the core or filtering strongly through rock, iron is the backbone of the earth. Paper, made from yielding plants, is among the lightest of things. How could the two ever come together? The result is striking. At a casual glance, Wholley's works on paper look like a rusty wall revealing different patinas of changing metal. Instead it's paper reacting to water and iron.

- Craig Smith, Pasatiempo, Sante Fe, NM

 

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