An oil painting of a vintage neon sign, the wording changed to be positive in nature. The original painting was painted directly onto a vintage map affixed to hardboard.
Original sign: Twin City Plaza, Grafton, WI
Vintage Map: Wisconsin
I find objects with a past life fascinating. I enjoy giving old items a purpose and an opportunity to exist in a new way. In an effort to find a new use for my collection of vintage maps, I began to use them as the foundation of my paintings of mid-century roadside neon signs, their wording altered to transform the signs into positive and encouraging beacons. Because the designs of the original signs--motel and liquor stores, diners and drive-in theatres--attracted customers during a time when not all customers were welcome, I wants to reinvent the purpose of these signs to ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.