TOM LOUGHLINIS/NT2018Neon tubing, wood, electronics14 x 3 x 20 inchesEdition of 5 (plus 2 artist proofs), signed and numbered30-inch black cord with on/off switchAdditional shipping fees applyAlthough San Francisco artist Tom Loughlin works in various media, his language-based neon pieces are among his most poetic. This semiotically playful word sculpture features a mahogany hardwood base, hollowed to conceal the electronics, topped with hand-blown neon tubing. When illuminated, “is” remains lit, while “nt” blinks on intermittently, casting a warm glow and leaving the mind to ponder the unstable meaning of this four-letter word. Perfect for a shelf or tabletop, the freestanding piece is available in green, purple, blue, orange or red (shown).
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