Neon is a unique and remarkable medium. It does not operate at a 2D or even 3D level. It is multi-dimensional alchemy. It is light extracted from air – and manifested into form. One could say that working in neon is akin to bringing sky to touch ground – harnessing the spiritual to the earth.
“These neon pieces have evolved out of my personal struggle to move from darkness back into the light and to recreate my voice as an artist. Light -- dazzling, soft, dappled, and dripping from every surface and in every person, finally found its way back to me. Neon--extracted from the air, abundantly found in the universe, yet elusive on earth, is giving new vibrancy to my life, my art, and self again. To bend light, manipulate it, control it, and make it beautiful, when you once had the fear that it would never return to you, is truly a gift. My inspiration comes from the world around me and the transformative quality of light in and on land, sky, sea, and city,”
- Lisa Schulte.