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Hilda Appel Volkin


Albuquerque, New Mexico

A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art with a Masters from the Harvard School of Education, her studio currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Working with various kinds of light sources has been a continual source of inspiration for her artwork, by exploring the dynamic properties of light she has discovered that art and science can work together in a variety of creative ways. She has combined dichroic film together with formed plexi-glass to create three-dimensional artworks that by bending and forming these materials, multiple forms and colors become visible. Dichroic is a combination of metal oxides deposited on a surface of glass or plastic that can split a beam of light into two beams with differing wavelengths creating stunning, dramatic, and eye-catching dimensions. The film consists of thin layers of various materials including chromium, silicone, titanium and aluminum that have been vaporized in a vacuum chamber creating a thin metallic coating on the surface. Various layers, quantities and thickness of dichroic film are used to make the diverse colors by having the surface transmit one color and reflect back another. Fluorescent plexi-glass creates another light source that after bending and forming the material, light can come to the edge and make the sculpture appear to light itself. Ms. Volkin has received numerous commissions to create sculptures and wall panels in hospital lobbies, chapels and meditation spaces, as well as corporate offices and recreation centers. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Albuquerque Museum; Public Service Company of New Mexico; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bank of America; Carrie Tingley Hospital; Cleveland Museum of Art; and Massillon Museum in Ohio, as well as countless other corporate and private collections.

 


Hilda Appel Volkin "Blue/Violet"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Blue/Violet"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Call of the Raven"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Call of the Raven"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Dichroic Orange"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Dichroic Orange"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Light Spectrum"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Light Spectrum"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Photosynthesis"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Photosynthesis"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Rio Grande Dusk"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Rio Grande Dusk"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Rio Grande Mid-Day"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Rio Grande Mid-Day"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Rio Grande Dawn"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Rio Grande Dawn"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Wave Lengths"
Hilda Appel Volkin "Wave Lengths"