LIGHT AND SPACE CONCEPTUALISM

Neon is a gateway between scientific principles and artistic expression. Neon

illumination integrates electrical technology, creative design, and fundamental concepts

of physics and chemistry. Risk has been devoted to art in electric media, exhibiting

electric and kinetic fine art for over 25 years. His fascination with neon began in one of

his early studios where he met a neighbor who made neon signs. Risk took hundreds of

random scrap pieces and strung them randomly from fishing wire. He began clustering

groups together by color to evoke emotion or cast a mood.

"I love neon because you can use it to simply aesthetically enhance or to force feed

emotion."