For the past 20 years, I have dedicated my life to creating glowing tributes to mid-century American pop culture, especially vintage-style neon signs. I have studied every aspect of them, even down to authentic-looking weathering techniques that make each sign appear to be 50 years old.
Early in my career many of my pieces were used for restaurant décor and movie props, but now my pieces are in many private collections, and currently, four pieces are being featured in the Museum of Neon Art.
My passion is to fully pursue my creativity as an artist through the medium of the American neon sign, while challenging the notion that it is strictly for commercial use. I am devoted to preserving the deep artistic and cultural roots of 20th century pop culture. Neon signs are the identity of many small businesses, and when done right it creates an instant motivation to look inside and invite people in. To me, this is at the heart of what I do. My work creates a larger discussion about what it is we love in the towns and cities we live. The buzz of neon carries a deep meaning for so many, and I believe it is what attracts people to my work.
I call it Modern Vintage.