The Power of X

Some years ago, my wife (artist, Janette Toth) and I were invited to exhibit together at the Penn State University, Capital Campus in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The exhibition space wasn’t large but it was located in an area with a lot of foot traffic. With the limited space, I confined my work to ten pieces, measuring only 8 x 10-inches each. Giving myself this metric limitation, I began to ruminate on the number ’10.’ This soon evolved into the Roman numeral, ‘X.’ Since I’m graphically-inclined to begin with, I imagined how I might take the simple ‘X’ shape and vary it in style and layout… ‘ten’ different ways. Ten to the power of ten, if you will. Here are those resulting variations:

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