The Physicality of Neon - Artsy.net
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“… CIRCA Gallery artist LAURA STACK sources her inspiration for neon colors in her ink paintings from natural sources. Microorganisms, marine life, bioluminescence and humanity’s changing relationship with the natural world play a role in her work. The surface quality provided by the ink in Stack's paintings only adds to the luminescence of the colors, supplementing the composition with subtle shimmer and gloss effects.”
I have long been fascinated with bioluminescence, a chemical reaction within a living organism causing it to produce and emit light. We see this phenomena in fireflies and deep-sea dwellers.
The color in these two Primordia paintings is inspired by bioluminescent jelly fish.