Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Exhibitionist: Neon at Felix Kulpa

Brian Coleman, 'Bell Jar Magic,' neon. Photo by Maureen Davidson.
Neon is one of those noble gases that hangs out looking sexy and drinking cocktails around Group 18 of the periodic table while the other gases sweat in the kitchen, cooking. Representing the fantasy-inducing family of neon, argon, xenon, krypton and helium gas, each with its distinct qualities and color, “neon” is usually captured in glass tubes that have been bent into artful shapes, then stimulated by currents of electricity until it glows.

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