The reworking of a neon art piece.

I had this unfortunate thing happen to one of my neon pieces where it fell off the wall of my neon studio and smashed into pieces. I really liked that piece too. ­čÖü This is it. “Awaken”

It’s made from 8mm clear glass filled with argon and mounted onto a vintage lazy susan. ┬áThe center is a baby doll face lit from behind with white neon, and the yellow ring around it is made from noviol gold. Those glowing red dots are made using a technique where I blow a hole into the neon tube, then fill it in with colored glass.

It fell off my studio wall while I was away on vacation. This is what I found when came home.

As you can imagine, I was really┬ábummed out! ┬áBut it wasn’t completely broken and I really like the piece, so I decided that I would remake the broken glass, and bring it back to life. I wanted to change things up a bit so I redesigned the rays to make them a little wider than the old ones.

I didn’t want to have to move the existing tube supports,┬áso it took some time to get the pattern just right so the new glass landed perfectly on the tube supports.

After figuring out the new layout, I commenced bending the new tube but this time in uncoated noviol gold, rather than clear glass like the original. Here are a few pictures of the glass bending in progress.

I also remade the neon tube that was behind the piece, which gives it the backlit glow. This time, I went with a bluish/purple tube, instead of the original orange.

Here’s the finished piece.
Awaken. Again!

I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out.

Categories: Neon Art

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