“X” by Ronald Boaks
painted found steel
67” x 36” x 5”
13th Street Winery Permanent Collection since 2018
X is the most primitive of marks and is a signifier for many things; X is the unknown. For those who could not read or write, X served as their signatures. X is the female chromosome and XY is the male. X, Y and Z form Cartesian coordinates orienting points in space. Boaks has used X’s, Y’s and Z’s in many of the paintings and collages he creates, allowing the viewer to consider their particular significance.
Made out of welded found steel, Boaks has also created a number of Y and Z sculptures.
About The Artist:
Niagara artist Ronald Boaks was born in Newmarket, Ontario. He received his diploma in creative art at Sheridan College in 1975. He works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and collage.