Contemporary artist Lisa Dawn Gold shares a maquette for a recent solid graphite sculpture. The artist inspiration for the work came from translating the parameters of a drawing into a sculpture. When turned around, a drawing held up to the light only offers the same view from the front. The artist speaks to why she makes her sculptures solid.
Gold pioneered the method of solid graphite sculptures in 1991 for one of her early kinetic sculptures. Lisa Dawn Gold moved to NYC in 1977 to attend Pratt Institute. She began exhibiting in New York City in the early 80’s and 90’s with artist like Roxie Paine, Vito Acconci, Rebecca Horn and Chris Burden. Gold’s work evolved from early kinetic drawing machines into her solid art material sculptures in the early 90’s, which she continues to work in today.