If you have every been in my town (Shepherdstown) at night you will notice as you approach the residential section of German street that there are a few houses with animals made with neon in windows. Every time I see them it makes me smile. So I have become fascinated with Neon Art as of late. I have contacted a few artists to see how they got started like Eric Ehlenberger. Eric's work with neon is very calming. I really enjoy his luminous Jellyfish.
While Eric's work is more sculptural Dan Flavins work is more focused on color and light. Dan is actually no longer with us, but his work will live on. He built a lot of very cool installations with commercially available fluorescent lights. Dan really was able to create emotion with his minimalist installations. How does this piece he built make you feel?
Another artist that I stumbled upon in my research is Lili Lakich. She is the founder of the Museum of Neon Art and has supervised the restoration of 22 large scale vintage signs. I really dig her work. She has a broad range of work ranging from consumer ads, Illustrations and even websites. But here work with neon really stands out.
So after looking at the work of these three artists I don't think my research will end there. I hope to eventually try to build something of my own.
This site can be useful if you are painting a room. Building a website or even painting a picture. It is just a great way to share color finds and exchange your ideas with others that are pationate about colors and patterns.
I am actually looking for colors on ColourLovers myself for our downstairs bathroom.
James A. Garfield
Harry S. Truman
Looks like as of late if you are left handed you have a better chance of being president. From what I understand Left handers are verbally inclined and better at math overall.
Today is a great day for all you left handers out there.