November 23, 2008
No new rave please, just art. I love neon lights. They're so tacky, yet so pretty when taken out of context. I like the work of Joseph Kosuth above.
Tracey Emin likes to work with neon too. She says "the good thing about neon is it's not just about the words. It creates an atmosphere. Neon makes people feel happier, which is why you see it at funfairs and in casinos."
"The miracle of a love letter—of fiery shapes which burn with more than their geometrically flowing selves, which burn with sense." writes Catherine Pickstock in her critique of Emin's installation in the Edinburgh Cathedral - the rest of the article is worth reading too.