My primary medium is linoleum printmaking. At times I combine it with collage or other mediums. I focus on a simple approach to making my prints being inspired by the world around me, often a snapshot of life.
From the moment I begin to carve the block, I am very aware of the unique marks that are made during the printmaking process. They show the movement and feeling that I want to achieve in the print. Layers of color and texture are added to the process. IThis may include printing with cardboard, found objects, styrofoam and the addition of hand-sewing to my art.
I print my own plates in small editions, often by using either a wooden kitchen spoon or a very simple etching press. The ability of how I use my hands becomes an intricate part of my printmaking process. Spontaneity and the accidental are a welcome surprise to my work.
All of this is needed for me to achieve the mood and feeling of the final print.
Handmade Printed Cards Each card is individually printed. The small blocks are printed with the back of a wooden kitchen spoon, similar to using a baren. This transfers the image from the block to the paper. The design has its own unique details added such as hand-coloring, sewn elements, or collage. The cards may be ordered individually or in small editions with a maximum of 20.
Greeting Cards By Sharon Gross a line of printed cards based on my original artwork. Designs include blockprints and watercolor & pencil drawings. Featuring Judaic and Every Day card styles.
Custom Greeting Cards
Choose one of my designs and combine it with your own personal message inside.