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These neon signs were created from the messy scrawl of Seattle-based artist Dylan Neuwirth. Plucking from modern day “web speak,” Dylan has made a collection of glowing emblems that mark our point in history, almost to the second. There’s nothing more attention grabbing than a neon sign, and this installation illuminates the oddities of modern day speech in a playful way. The universal appeal of this work is enhanced by the statelessness of it; words and phrases not directly from any one region or culture, but drifting out from the collective voice of the internet.

Neon, glass, transformer, GTO, supports, silver, zip ties, cinder block, 46 in. x 1 in. x 6 in. | Dylan Neuwirth © 2014

Neon, glass, transformer, GTO, supports, silver, zip ties, cinder block, 46 in. x 1 in. x 6 in. | Dylan Neuwirth © 2014

I see myself not as a regional artist or attached to any one place… I want to be everywhere. Make work that looks like it could be anywhere. To be singular and be synonymous at the same time. Like a totally underground electronic artist who infiltrates the top charts only to return to the murky depths again.
Neon, glass, transformer, GTO, supports, silver, zip ties, cinder block, 16 in. x 1 in. x 6 in. | Dylan Neuwirth © 2014

Neon, glass, transformer, GTO, supports, silver, zip ties, cinder block, 16 in. x 1 in. x 6 in. | Dylan Neuwirth © 2014

See the full article with more images by Lindsey Rae Gjording on Beautiful/Decay.