Neon Flower Sculpture


Free-form sculptures in neon have been made before but these have all required many points of suspension. Jonathan Thomson's neon flowers are the first free-standing, self-supporting sculptures that use the glass tubes as both a structural and a decorative element. Like all true sculptures they are designed to be seen in the round.

These works re-invent neon as sculpture and also re-invent the language of still-life. Images of flowers have been used for centuries as metaphors to convey specific messages. Still life has also been associated with "vanitas" or "momento mori" paintings that refer to the transience of life and the inevitability of death. Making these flowers in light that can be turned off at the flick of a switch is likewise a metaphor for life and love.

Each stem is an individual work of art with its own dedicated transformer attached to the stem. Stems can be combined or arranged in any variation.