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.
Unfolding, X - 85
paint on pine, old shelving, plywood and maple
X - 77
shutter and paint on pine
aniline dyes and paint on shelving, pine and ambrosia maple
X - 812016
paint on pine and found wood17x23x6"
X - 80
paint on pine, bed rail and found wood
X with Croquet Mallet
aniline dyes an paint on pine, old shelves and croquet mallet
X - 782016
aniline dyes and paint on ash, found wood16x23x6"
X - 792016
paint on pine, maple and found wood17x23x6"
X - 752016
aniline dyes and paint, pine and shutter17x22x6"
X - 762016
aniline dyes and paint on ash, pine, curly maple and shutter17x22x6"
X - 84
aniline dyes and paint on wood and shutter
aniline dyes and paint on found wood and pineEach is 15x15x6"
Awarded to the Hilton Columbus Downtown, purchased by the Greater Columbus Arts Council as a Community Arts Partnership Award.
aniline dye and paint on pine and barn siding
aniline dye and paint on maple, pine and found wood
shutter, aniline dye and paint on pine and barn siding