Remember those bad-ass girls at school? We all had them – the ones that managed to snag the boyfriend at least 4 years older than herself, smoked behind the tuck shop, wore their skirts just the little bit to short and had piercings in strange places…… In a way I always sort of envied them, secretly wanted to ‘hang’ with them, but my goodie-two-shoes nature whould not allow any space for that.
I went to a very strict school – no make-up, jewelery or funny business allowed. Your skirt was a maximum of four fingers above you knee. So that served as the yard stick – those girls always pushed the envelope on the ‘skirt rule’, along with them wearing their much-older boyfriends’ oversized pull-over…… My pullover was, of course, a perfect fit. I do believe that some of them wanted to be in my camp. I had one such a friend – she would fill me in on her wild-partying weekend, and in return I would tell her about family meals, outings and fights with my siblings over car seat territory…… I tell you, two worlds’ apart – she must have throught my life was stranger than fiction, as much as I thought of her weekend “bonnie & clyde” shenanigans. But we both envied each other, just a little bit. But came break time, she would meander over to the tuck shop back door (with much older boyfriend in tow) and I’ll take my place amongst my group of friends with equally well-balanced lunch boxes and well-fitting pull-overs. We would not even acknowledge one another – each of us knowing the unspoken rule – no one had to loose their social standing – what was said in home room, stayed in home room. Well, I’m tired of well-balanced, good-fitting-pull-over talk – today I’m taking a walk on the wild side.
I’ve never made a secret for my love of contemporary art. Neon art is one that I can no longer hide.
Definitely not a new form of art – it has afterall been around since the early 1900s and mainly used as an advertising medium. In short, it is a vapor-tube device, filled with gas, which gives life to unique colouring and shape manipulating opportunities. An artists dream!
I’ve rounded- some of the best bad-ass neon art for you to enjoy. What you think? Ready to unleash your inner-wild child? Tonight I’m snagging one of James’ pull-overs to wear, while eating my well-balanced meal. I guess a girl has got to start somewhere.