Colin Booth's "Jesus Wept" 2012, neon and steel
Jesus Wept, Colin Booth's neon text installation, located in The SPACE, King's Road, St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 6DY and on view from 14th December 2012 - 8th January 2013.
Jesus Wept is the shortest verse in the King James Bible, describing Jesus' sorrow at the death of his close friend Lazarus and the pain of his greiving sisters, Mary Magdalene and Martha. Arriving too late to save him and deeply moved by their despair, he wept for the fate of mankind and chose to raise Lazarus from the dead.
With a lower case cap height of about 260mm, Sign-Tec 10mm White 1D was used with cut down 50R90 electrodes and then filled with blue gas.
All the neon was dipped rather than hand painted to provide a thicker and more even paint coverage and then mounted onto a 20mm steel box section frame. The whole piece runs on two 25m/A transformers totalling 13Kv.