Art meets craft in Melinda Rosenberg’s upcoming show featuring sculptural wall pieces made out of a variety of wood materials. “Found and Made” opens at Tansey Contemporary on August 4.
“Collecting the materials has become a community effort,” explains Rosenberg, who uses everything from old wooden chairs to croquet mallets in her pieces and often scours beaches, flea markets and parking lots in search of the right stuff. “My friends have saved shutters when remodeling. I have approached farmers with dilapidated barns and asked for wood. My sister-in-law on Cape Cod has helped me bundle up large boxes of driftwood to ship home.”
Rosenberg loves how wood holds the memory of its growth within its grain. Once she finds wood with the right grain, she tries to highlight the nature of the wood as she constructs her pieces. [Read More…]