The Tool Series is based on a found or imagined tool, chosen for the work it will perform.  But like Folded Board, bending has compromised the work, leaving only the idea of something useful.  This series is a response to my frustration and sadness in light of today's political climate.

Bent Tool Series
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series found wood, mulberry
Bent Tools installed at the Columbus Museum of Art
2018
found wood, mulberry
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series wooden spoons, sticks, paint
Spoons for Seeing Series
2018
wooden spoons, sticks, paint
varies
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series maple, part of a bed frame and barn siding
It Depends on Your Point of View
2018
maple, part of a bed frame and barn siding
16x31x3
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series found rake
Bent Rake
2018
found rake
16x13x3"
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series mulberry
Folded Board, like a gum wrapper
2018
mulberry
12x68x4
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series found hoe
Bent Hoe
2018
found hoe
22x8x15"
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series paint on ash
Endless Pussy Hats, detail
2018
paint on ash
209x12x7"
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series two Christmas tree tops
Bi
2018
two Christmas tree tops
16x34x5"
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series black gesso on maple
Black Wings
2016
black gesso on maple
81x8x4"

sold
Melinda Rosenberg Bent Tool Series mesquite
Bent Stick
2018
mesquite
23x15x4"
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