Gold Mind in Black
Gold Mind is a story all about gold. As an Artist that has lived in California for over 15 years, the history of the Gold Rush goes deep in the Californian psyche. I wanted to combine what gold is to the world, both in a sense of consumerism and fascination with the natural mineral/element. The obsession with gold also goes back to the Inca period and throughout history since that discovery, gold has been something that can make people mad.
What I wanted to do was to create a concept Art piece that literally pushes the gold through the piece and becomes an abstract message of the gold itself being the Art. Technically, the piece is made from acrylic, whereby the acrylic box is housing the gold leaf pieces that press together to become almost bouillon in form, which is how gold used to be transported. The gold acrylic box is then carefully fed through a metal, custom-designed frame that is 2 inches deep and has been powder coated in customizable colors.