Scene Local Neon Installation
Glass tubing filled with Argon and Mercury, resin, black pigment, transformer, wires, monofilament
The work has become self-aware. It knows how ubiquitous it is and yet so misunderstood. It knows it will be in pop-culture’s favor for now, as it has seen itself before so many times in its past, but soon fall again when it becomes oversaturated and squeezed for all of its luster, turned to kitsch and trifle through the scramble for profit on a trend. Fossilized in instagram moments, glowing truisms hung over beds, and cliches on nightstands. In every artists portfolio. It’s all been done before, over and over. When a magnetic transformer begins to die, it leaks tar. This motor has been running for a while.