Neon lights have lit signs for countless of years now, but looking at
wouldn’t expect them to be considered art. They are just
lights that shout “open” into
a dark street or something similar. To
most that really isn’t anything special.
Olivia Steele would beg to differ.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee the conceptual neon artist has made a
career out of
taking the bright lights and using them to spell out
idioms and statements from her
childhood. As she says, she grew up in a
home where her “Father had a statement
or idiom for everything. There
was an answer for everything with a quote” and it was
statements that Steele “found a solution and an answer to the ins and
outs of life.”