With The Birth of Painting series, Gros makes paintings from materials she finds in her immediate surrounding. The first is the smallest, and each subsequent painting must be bigger each time.
2020 Shanghai: stretcher bars built from collected bamboo and canvas woven from picked grass and bamboo leaves, 7 × 7 inches
2018 Weir Farm: stretcher bars built from wood collected in the forest and canvas woven from twigs and grass picked along the road to Branchville, 6× 6 inches
2018 Jalovik: stretcher bars built from collected wood and canvas woven from picked grass and bark, 5 × 5 inches
2015-2018 New York City: stretcher bars built from wood collected in Harlem and canvas woven from bark and grass picked in Harlem and Dumbo, 4 × 4 inches