1. Life is my Video Game is my creation for Bits & Bytes group show at ZaPow Gallery.
    I had ideas for video game pieces, but couldn’t find the inspiration..
    Being on the elderly side of the video game phenom,  I didn’t grow up gaming.
    What was happening with my time?  Everything!  Bicycle, backpack, frisbee,
    I made kites, rockets, airplanes, engines, electricity, wood, glue, fire.
    I didn’t live with a digital representation of action, or even an analog one..
    Life is first person actual..  That’s where I’ve been..

     .. “Life is my Video Game” ..
    Karen Macioci designed and painted the groovy DayGlo flower.  Purple neon
    life" emits a bunch of ultra violet, energizing the fluorescent pigments of the flower.
    Look closely and see a bazillion dots, many glow in the dark..
    Video Game" is clear glass with argon and mercury; steeley blue and cold
    as a video monitor.
    is my" is black glitter vinyl on anodized polished aluminum, and is perfect for
    anyone’s selfie.
    The three components are on seperate levels, so I welded an aluminum structure
    to hold it all together.

    "Life is my Video Game" was made in April 2014, & was probably easier than getting
    a good photo.  Go see it in person at ZaPow Gallery in Asheville.

     
  2. I made this in 2008…   8feet wide x 6feet tall.

    http://lightfantasticneon.com/2013/12/corvette-heaven/

     

  3. Trident Angel Neon

      Trident Angel neon sculpture began life in Meriden England in 1971. 
    Steel was forged, welded and painted to become a fuel tank for the legendary Triumph T150 Trident motorcycle.
    The 1970′s proved to be a glorious age for gasoline and glitter.
    With a…

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  4. Triumph Mercury Heart

    Triumph Mercury Heart neon sculpture glorifies the engineering and design challenge of the internal combustion engine.
    …Precise interaction of precision components„
    …Beauty of lines and curves„
    …Passion that so many of us have for these machines..

    Cast…

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  5. Triumph Neon Heart

    Triumph Neon Heart neon sculpture glorifies the engineering and design challenge of the internal combustion engine.
    …Precise interaction of precision components„
    …Beauty of lines and curves„
    …Passion that so many of us have for these machines..

    Cast in…

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  6. Split Rust Neon Fat Bob

    Harley DavidsonFat Bob gas tank is illuminated with neon flames.  Originally from a 70′s FLH or FXE Shovelhead, this beautiful piece of machinery has since passed on..     Gorgeous lines and smooth form are embellished with 10mm leaded glass tubing that’s…

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  7. Aermacchi Tank Angel

    AMF Harley Davidson tank Angel neonHarley Aermacchi Tank Angel..  Originally from a ’73 Aermacchi Harley-Davidson Sprint SX/SS-350..  With it’s motorvated days behind, I rescued the tank from scrap yard mud in 2002.   Iconic Harley-Davidson curves profile the tank.   Italian build quality of

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  8. Cat ! neon

    Cat ! neon was commissioned by Bob Brunk (author and antiques auction house proprietor) in 2001 to be given as a holiday gift..  It’s about 24″…

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  9. Indian mc

    In my first year, I was asked to neonize these signs..  Here’s the result..   Whizzer motorbike has Neo Blue tubes to give a more intense blue.. Indian Motorcycles is a wall mount projecting sign with a neon ring on one side.  Both Whizzer and Indian are…

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  10. Blue Flame Neon Bug Zapper

    The Unexpected End to My Pursuit of Happiness…..

    Neon bug mosquito zapper blue flame

      In 2004 I observed a bug & mosquito zapper in action.  The high voltage zapp seamed awfully similar to the arc that neon transformers emit..  Instinctively I purchased an insect death machine for play. …

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  11. Dal-Kawa & Busa

      Luckily for Dale Maxwell (Dal-Kawa’s owner and founder), word travels fast about Light Fantastic Neon..   

    Dal Kawa noen panorama storefront

    In 1999, as  Dal-Kawa Cycle Center reorganized their product line, Dale realized the showroom’s exterior needed an upgrade as well..   Kawasaki…

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  12. Clothes Encounters

    Clothes Encounters is Asheville’s premier consignment boutique.  Ronna, Clothes Encounter’s maestro…

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  13. Basil’s

    Basil’s neon was designed and built in my first year.  Located beside a gas station,  Basil’s…

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  14. Zambra

    Zambraand Light Fantastic Neon both began in 1999..   As the  Zambra  interior build was nearing…

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  15. Sacred Ankh

    Ankh is the hieroglyph for Life.. & has been glorified for thousands of years. 

    The concept with the flicker flame bulbs developed from my fascination with fire, consumption, and everlasting sun energy.
     In ancient times, the ankh was often represented in copper or gold, symbolizing the warm life giving energy of the sun.
     I brought these ideals together with a touch of christian styling„  and the ironic notion of humanity’s self consuming expansion.

    … Neon Sacred Ankh is a visual celebration of Life and the unquenchable fire energy that drives all earth beings to persist & evolve…

    …At 17″tall x11.25″wide x 4″depth,  Sacred Ankh is made of leaded glass, neon gas, red acrylic, epoxy, 17 flicker flame bulbs, aluminum, a neon beadmaker transformer (5,000 volts), & divine inspiration…   Sacred Ankh was created the final week of 2010.

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