"My sculptures are a mirror of my soul’s journey and spiritual connection. Stone holds the truth of the earth. It imparts energy with tactile ﬂuency and I feel its history and sense its essence. When I carve, I feel connected to the earth and a universal consciousness to create timeless beauty."
American sculptress, Sharon Gainsburg discovered her love of stone more than 45 years ago and that love led her to carve in the famed landscape surrounding Carrera, Italy, where Michelangelo carved the lifelike marble masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.
Sharon has been teaching others to carve stone using the direct carving method for over 40 years. Her work is exhibited in several private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally. She was selected to create an award for the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases, which was awarded annually from 1988-2004 to renowned scientists and humanitarians. In addition, she has been facilitating workshops in Unblocking Creativity for the past 20 years, assisting countless artists of all mediums to achieve higher levels of expression. Her gallery, Gainsburg Studio, exhibits her sculptures along with local artists.
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