A Little Neon With Your Paint
Inspired by the boldly interfered work of Mary Weatherford.
Mary established a healthy art career with only paint on canvas. Her paintings are memories of colors, feelings, and places she's been. Traveling between California and New York she came up with the idea of incorporating the neon zips to her paintings.
I love that her paintings refer to a location's colors and feelings, and the neon could represent the commercial man-made elements that have been introduced. Aesthetically, they are pleasing as well. The paint application has layers and movement. The neon brings an angular and pulsing energy to the work. The light cast from the neon changes and interacts with the colors beneath it creating a connection and harmony between the elements. The fact that she allows the box and wires to enter the viewers space makes us another layer to the work.