Brushwood Gallery At Ryerson Woods
The Fall of 2008 at historic Brushwood Gallery hosted a one person show whose theme encompassed Sharon's involvement as a participant of a 1999 expedition to remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon as part of an AquRAP expedition down the Rio Pastaza. The gallery setting was located withing the beautiful Ryerson woods which formerly was the summer home of the fanous steel magnate. Some works on Japenese Mulberry paper included watercolors of differernt freshwater fish species found in the Amazon during that trip.
Other themes represented in the show explored the kindred ecological themes produced in the form of unique ceramic vessels with a new species of bronze fish displayed upon their lids. Large bamboo kites also visually portrayed fish from the Amazon basin. Hand pulled art prints whose content was based directly upon the river based expedition evidenced an intricate process where the etchings wrought upon thin rice paper are layed over monotypes echoing the specific layering of habitats found within the Amazonian rainforest.