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" aniline dyes and paint on maple, pine and cedar
X - 73
2016
aniline dyes and paint on maple, pine and cedar
17x22x6"
$1350
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" paint on pine, bed rail and found wood
X - 80
2016
paint on pine, bed rail and found wood
17x23x6"
$1350
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"
$1500
Melinda Rosenberg "X's"  aniline dyes an paint on pine, old shelves and croquet mallet
X with Croquet Mallet
2016
aniline dyes an paint on pine, old shelves and croquet mallet
17x22x6"

sold
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" shutter, aniline dye and acrylic on pine and cedar
Shutter 3
2014
shutter, aniline dye and acrylic on pine and cedar
28x36x9"

sold
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"
$3200
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" aniline dyes and paint on maple and pine
X - 20
2014
aniline dyes and paint on maple and pine
9x9x4"
$475
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"
$725
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" aniline dyes on pine and cedar
X - 24
2014
aniline dyes on pine and cedar
9x9x4"
$475
Melinda Rosenberg "X's" aniline dyes and paint on curly maple and  found wood
X with white caps, X - 70
2015
aniline dyes and paint on curly maple and found wood
12x15x4"
$725

sold
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"
$3400