Cracks In The Light includes paintings from 3 series by Woodruff that represent her painting process, recent surface techniques and range of imagery. The “Echo Maker” series has somber tones and conveys light emerging out of darkness. They have a matte surface, giving them a serene quietness and the viewer a sense of being absorbed into the painting itself. An earlier series, which became the inspiration for the “Echo Maker” collection, have pearlized and iridescent colors with a polymer finish that create polished surfaces of opals, gem stones and mother-of-pearl. A small series of sumptuous red paintings also has a polymer finish that seems to reflect the heat, making them even hotter.