My work has encompassed designs for synagogues, individuals, private collections, and special donor presentation gifts, using the elements of design-iconography, color, line, and medium that incorporate the hues and textures of the land of Israel and interpret verses and ritual as part of daily life.
I would be happy to speak with you about your special project.
Below I’d like to present some works that were special projects with a few words about each.
Synagogue in Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem
The parochet for the Moshe Saba Masri Synagogue in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Medical Tower of Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem is an inspiring example of combining prayer and meditation with the fiber arts. It is based on the concept of reaching heavenward in supplication and seeking guidance. The Biblical verse chosen for this design was “Behold, I will bring her relief and healing. I will heal them and reveal unto them an abundance of peace and truth” (Jeremiah 8:22), related to the original motto of Hadassah, ‘The healing of my people’.
Murals at ICU – Intensive Care Cardiology Unit, Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem
The murals, Moving Landscapes I and II, were painted for patients’ rooms in the Intensive Care Cardiology Unit at Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. The murals (one of land, the other of sand and sea) provide an opening to the outside world: a relaxed vista where quiet moments may be shared with family and friends. The sequence of people and activities dotting the landscape take the viewer on a journey of the mind to a distant location, thus reconnecting with memories of the past.
This is deemed a visual antidote to the stress surrounding illness, introducing the healing effect of art that can be appreciated both by the patient and by the family, friends and attendant hospital staff.
Arnona Mikveh, Jerusalem
This hand-painted mural decorates the reception room of the mikveh in Talpiot/Arnona, Jerusalem. It is here that women prepare themselves before immersion in the ritual bath. The moon and trees (which bend, but do not break) refer to the monthly life cycle of women.
Etz Haim in the Beit Midrash, Yeshiva University, Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem
The trunks of the trees (brass) create supports for the major sponsors to the Beit Midrash, while the five etched glass sections, representing the five books of the Torah, contain the flourishing leaves of the tree which bear the names of the many donors who support the project. Spaces allow for future donors. Located at the entrance to the Beit Midrash, the Etz Haim enables one to honor those who have given others the opportunity to study and share the heritage of our forefathers.
Stained Glass Windows for Ramat Beit HaKerem Synagogue
The Aron Hakodesh (the Holy Ark, containing our most treasured possession, the Torah scrolls) is framed with the images of the seven Biblical species. The foliage of the Land of Israel is mentioned in Deuteronomy 8:8. The stained glass windows filter colored light to enter and cast its glow over the congregants.
Jewish Gift Ideas For Presentations And Awards For Members Of Your Jewish Community And Organization
These special gifts will show your appreciation. Many items can be personalized or even customized to fit your needs.
Sharon’s artwork makes wonderful gifts for rabbis and Jewish community leaders of schools, organizations, and synagogues. Perfect for organizational or donor gifts, awards of service or achievement, and tokens of appreciation making a memorable gift to present to an honoree at a luncheon or dinner, banquet, event. Below are just a few examples:
Presentation for Lord Levy – 100th Anniversary of the Jewish Free School in London
Pursuit of Justice Award – The American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists
Sharon was extremely honored when her silkscreen, Arba Emahot (four matriarchs) was presented by the American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan in 2013. The Pursuit of Justice Award was presented to Justice Elena Kagan by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Two Sisters’ Journey
Accordion-pleated book prepared for the exhibit, Housewives and Heroines, at the Antea Gallery in Jerusalem. The book illustrates the life journey of the artist’s mother and aunt from Eastern Europe to New York. It illustrations the unique family heritage bequeathed from generation to generation. It is a legacy project. Limited editions were presented to members of the family in a specially designed box. Each family may add their own photos, memoirs, stories to be shared with their families.
Original art prepared for an exhibit of new minhagim (customs) for Purim. Purim is the time of the flowers blossoming (פריחה). Each flower becomes a receptacle for mishloah manot.
Beautiful Wall Art from Israel
We have a variety of designs, from house blessings to sukkah panels. Each will make a lovely addition to a new home. Perhaps you wish to honor a loved one or are looking for a presentation gift? Come take a look at Sharon’s stunning collection – you will undoubtedly find a suitable gift.