Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Neon Art from UK Artist Jonathan Parsons
Rats 2004, painted argon fluorescent tubing with electrical attachments
overall dimensions variable; tubing:17 x 52 x 5 cm
UK based artist Jonathan Parsons has produced several pieces of neon art over the years and tells me (I've seen the drawings) that he has plans for more. Rats was made in 2004 using 15mm diameter White 1A (6000K) Snow White tubing with 50m/A electrodes, all supplied by Sign-Tec Services and powered by a Mode NeoTran. When finished, the face of the neon was dipped in gloss black block out paint (normally applied to the back of the tubing) stopping any light from passing through the front of the tubing and producing a "halo" effect of white light.
More from Jonathan coming soon.