Whitney's artwork explores facets and phases of feminine identity. She works with particular photographs based on a feeling— a certain resonance, a remembering of time and place, a reckoning of a past relationship. Layering multiple media, women in vintage images begin to glow like goddesses. Beginning with a color field, as if a veil, and finishing with a saintly halo, as if a crown, past figures become current heroes. With her work, I turn ordinary women into revered sentinels.