I make large-scale etchings of dreamlike spaces. I start with small drawings, then scan and alter them digitally, enlarge them onto etching or lithographic plates, etch and re-etch them, scrape away, build back up, reshape. The images change over many iterations, allowing for landscapes to emerge and transform as I alternate between letting the space reveal itself and authoritatively shaping it.
In the end, the resulting pieces no longer reflect their original sources. They depict abstracted, emotional, and ambiguous landscapes, peopled with strange figures, objects, and architectural elements. They convey emotions open to interpretation: sadness, contemplation, awe, calm, solitude, hope, or a sense of searching.
Sharon Lindenfeld completed her undergraduate degrees in printmaking at Dartmouth College and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned her MFA at Indiana University—Bloomington. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Krakow Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland; the Lu Haisu museum in Shanghai, China; Manhattan Graphics Center in New York; and El Minia University in El Minia, Egypt.
Sharon had solo shows at the Golden Triangle in Chicago, IL and at ArtSpace Collective in Oshkosh, WI. She has taught printmaking and drawing at Indiana University—Bloomington and the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh and currently works for Master Printer Greg Burnet in New York City.
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