A 10 ft. geometric sculpture of Corten steel will be installed on July 30th at the South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif. The sculpture, the first such art in the garden, is a gift from a local donor, and is by Betty Gold of Venice, Calif. M&S Metals of Gardena, Calif. is the fabricator.
Since the 1960s the South Coast Botanic Garden has transformed a landfill into an 87-acre Eden of beautifully landscaped plants and trees. Some of the more diverse plants include flowering fruit trees and redwoods. Among several gardens is an English Rose Garden. A lake and streambed attract ducks, geese, coots, and blue heron. The Garden is open daily, except on Christmas, from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., for shuttle and walking tours, special events, film locations, and picnics.
Other recent and current projects by Ms. Gold include a monumental piece at Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif., installed this spring, a solo show in Slovakia in September sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, an exhibition at the College of the Desert later this fall in Palm Desert, Calif., and a signature work in 2004 at the new Es Balurad Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Mallorca, Spain.
Ms. Gold’s prolific creative efforts include painting, drawing, silk screening, tapestry, and jewelry design, but sculpture remains her primary interest. She began her work in Texas in the 1960s, coming to Southern California in 1977. She opened her studio in Venice, Calif. in 1985.