Slovakian Presidential Garden receives gift from U.S. Embassy by prominent American Sculptor
The United States Embassy in Bratislava has commissioned Betty Gold to place a large permanent sculpture in the garden of the Presidential palace. Ms. Gold was in Slovakia earlier this year as one of the invited artists at an exhibition focusing on the MADI style of nonfigurative works.
The sculpture will be installed after a late June art festival in the Slovakian capitol. Slovakia came into being following the "velvet revolution" separation from the former Czechoslovakia (now known as the Czech Republic) in 1993.
Other recent major work by Ms. Gold includes a February installation of an 11x7x5 foot piece at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Betty Gold, a professional sculptor for more than a quarter century, has works in more than 100 permanent installations and private collections throughout the world. All of her outdoor pieces are constructed from welded steel, and are painted with glossy enamel or left in their raw steel state to rust to a velvety patina. Her indoor pieces are created from bronze, welded steel or wood, and are painted or left in their natural state.
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 1970s, coming to Southern California in 1980. Her studio in Venice, California, was established in 1985.