Gilding in Russian Consulate, NYC
Giugni took part in the restoration of New York City’s Russian Consulate. Over a year was spent gilding in this former Vanderbilt home, as all moldings and details of the music and ballroom were enhanced with 23 carat gold. This experience left the Artist with a lasting appreciation of gold as a medium. Giugni sees it not just asan alloy with specific properties; but as a unique color of unparalleled brilliance. Following this venture, the Artist begins to incorporate the use of gold as well as other metals in her paintings.