With these neon pieces I am exploring possibilities for sculptural lighting. Each is one of its kind or part of a very small edition. Conventional neons use thin diameter tubing and are usually flat mounted onto a backboard. I am using much bigger and thicker borosilicate glass tubing, which allows me to make strong and self supporting 3d shapes. With the increase in width the light also takes on more physical qualities; the light emanates as a volume, rather than as the lines and contours of a traditional neon.