I like this day; I like that sky of steel; I like the
sternness and stillness of the world under this frost.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
The series of photographs, #neonlinedrawing, draw lines into a world of societal means of communication and cognitive reasoning. As an often synthetical mark upon the earth, a neon line drawing may invoke a plethora of reactions such as, esoteric enthusiasm for the exotic, screaming sonorities for the silent, or discernment of the dehumanization of danger. The form of the lines depicted in the series may vary from the precision of Bauhaus to the avant-garde tendencies of Wassily Kandinsky.
In a retrieval from surrealist means, a neon line drawing in the most objective light may be a mode of axis suggesting a directional emphasis or a serendipitous meshing of color and line acting as a decoration on a given landscape. Like the manner in which Gertrude Stein would idiosyncratically play with words, #neonlinedrawing depicts the unity and repetition of the synthetical form discovered throughout the given landscape. The assonance within the title of the series itself acts as a representative of how ubiquitous and repetitive the form of the line drawing may be.
However, the #neonlinedrawing leads the viewer into a place beyond objectivity. The lines therefore become a guide for the decontextualized thoughts of a person that endlessly float adrift. At the end of each line lies hope for a resolution. Thus, #neonlinedrawing presents itself as the zeitgeist of a new era in art- modern objectivity depicting the commonality of contemporary line forms upon a landscape juxtaposed with the cognitive and spiritual ambiguity of neo-romanticism. What is #neonlinedrawing? Where is #neonlinedrawing? Who is #neonlinedrawing?
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
—Victor Hugo, Les Misérables