Neon is reinventing itself as a 21st-century art form; residential layouts are flexing their nontraditional muscles; and furnishings are flaunting their curves. Here are the latest trends in art, architecture, and design.
Artists are rediscovering the luminescence of the neon light, incorporating it into their works in innovative ways.
While some, notably Jenny Holzer, Bruce Nauman, and Tracey Emin, literally are spelling out messages in their think pieces, others such as Mary Weatherford are shedding new light on neon.
The Los Angeles-based painter started adding the colorful neon tubes to her large sponged-paint-on-linen abstract canvases in 2012.