Although a formal investigation, these pieces also allude to age and new growth, artifice and natural and the fun of marking the wall with and 'X'.   In Japanese tea gardens, an arrangement of similar bushes will be placed on either side of an archway to create a mirror effect.  The intent is to subtly remind the participants to be present.  Similarly, the X form appears to contradict itself when seen from the side view - especially when moving, so that the part of the X form which is furthest away appears larger than the side closest to the viewer.  I am exploiting this and other visual conundurms in the spirit of Chashitsu Architecture.

"X's"
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" paint on pine, bed rail and found wood
X - 80
2016
paint on pine, bed rail and found wood
17x23x6"
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" shutter and paint on pine
X - 77
2016
shutter and paint on pine
16x23x6"

sold
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" aniline dyes and paint on found wood and knobs
Pair of Drawers
2015
aniline dyes and paint on found wood and knobs
each is 15x15x6"
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" paint on pine, maple and found wood
X - 79
2016
paint on pine, maple and found wood
17x23x6"

sold
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" aniline dyes and paint on found wood and pine
Two X's
2015
aniline dyes and paint on found wood and pine
Each is 15x15x6"

Awarded to the Hilton Columbus Downtown, purchased by the Greater Columbus Arts Council as a Community Arts Partnership Award.
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" aniline dye and paint on pine and barn siding
"X"
2014
aniline dye and paint on pine and barn siding
39x26x9"
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" aniline dyes and paint on maple and pine
X - 20
2014
aniline dyes and paint on maple and pine
9x9x4"
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" aniline dyes and paint on cedar, sycamore, and found wood
X - 72
2015
aniline dyes and paint on cedar, sycamore, and found wood
13x15x5"
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" aniline dyes on pine and cedar
X - 24
2014
aniline dyes on pine and cedar
9x9x4"
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" shutter, aniline dye and paint on pine and barn siding
Shutter 1
2014
shutter, aniline dye and paint on pine and barn siding
30x40x9"