About the Instructor:
Roni Gross is a book artist whose work is in the collections of The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale and many other public and private collections. She runs Z’roah Press which produces limited edition sculptural books.
The sculptural aspect of letterpress, encapsulating language in structures, and investigations of cultures, are ongoing concerns in my work.
The limited edition books produced under the imprint Z’roah are collaborations with the sculptor Peter Schell.
Z’roah publications tend to be elemental investigations: water, the particularity of the color red, the sensual experience of the blind, and the gradual reduction of sound and movement at the end of the day, all utilize materials as equal partners to the text.
The physicality of handling these books is an integral part of experiencing them.
The Zitouna projects divide themselves between the themes of love and death, whether it be the mating of toothbrushes or the alchemy of a person’s life. They are excessive in scope in contrast to the limited edition books.