Friday, 28 January 2011

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Dan Attoe And Tracey Emin, Art In Empty Shops

On Wendesday, I had the pleasure of installing two neon art works by Dan Attoe and another one by Tracey Emin, in two seperate empty shop spaces located within the borough of Camden in London for The Shape We're In (Camden), curated by Elizabeth Neilson and Ellen Mara De Wachter. The two Dan Attoe pieces have been installed at 56-58 Leather Lane, London EC1N. Here are a few photographs to wet your appetite.

The Shape We’re In, is a series of three exhibitions focussing on recent sculpture and installation by 22 emerging and established contemporary artists, including some of the most original artists making work today, organised and presented by The Zabludowicz Collection. Of the 22 artists, ten have been commissioned by the Zabludowicz Collection to make new works for the exhibition.

Tracey Emin's I Kiss You can be seen at 46 Malden Road, London NW5

The three neon pieces will be on display from 10.00am-10.00pm, 7 days a week for the next 8 weeks, 28th. January- 14th. March 2011

Monday, 17 January 2011

Say It With Neon This Valentine's Day.

Neon Heart, 12mm purple/violet with Mode power supply.

If you're struggling to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your loved one look no further, say it with a neon heart. Unlike cut flowers neon can have a life span of between 50,000 - 100,000 hours and although possibly more expensive as an initial outlay this is a bespoke, handmade gift that should last for many years to come. 

New Neon Sign At The Studio

I've just finished a new neon sign to adorn the window of my studio/workshop. The "Neon" is made from 10mm clear glass with 30mA electrodes filled with neon gas while the "Enjoy" is made from 12mm snow white glass with 30mA electrodes filled with a neon/argon mix (blue gas). Due to a lack of space between the window and the security bars the neon has been hung from nickel wire, soon to be replaced with fishing twine. I can see a soft drinks company liking the type face, I'm sure it won't be long before you see it everywhere.

Friday, 14 January 2011

We're all in this together

Karen Ay, We're all in this together, 2010, 10mm Brilliant Blue and Apple Green, approx 1250mm x 90mm, with cable and tranformer

Karen Ay commissioned this piece for the Big Deal 3 show at The Collective, Camden, London. Photograph by Paul Tucker.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Parabolic Neon Lighting

This unusual effect has been created using the parabolic reflector from a 1960's Sofono electric fire with a spiral of 10mm blue and orange neon sitting in the center where the original heating element sat. Any movement infront of the reflector causes an infinite variety of shapes and patterns.