California artist Garrett Daniells talks to Mondo about neon installs and fabrication. As he tells Max, Garrett grew up around neon as his father owns and operates C.R.Glow, a family sign shop located in Stockton serving up signs since 1981.
Craig Kraft knows too well the feeling of rendering sculptures incorporating details in neon, he’s been at it since 1983. Whether it’s being a faculty member of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts Program, regularly teaching neon to newcomers, or being commissioned to create monumental rolled aluminum light sculptures, the ongoing impact of his work is felt throughout the nation.
For Juno Shen, a person whose health crisis took her all the way to Urban Glass, it's appropriate that a pivotal moment in her artistic career happened when she took up learning neon. Juno and Max talk about that seminal moment and the initial feelings of bending glass.