The first time we witnessed the Blue Neon Madonna(not her real name), Stratoz and I were startled. She has a blue mantle of other-worldliness. Another favorite neon was Electronic Superhighway by Nam June Paik.
Neon signs combine glass tubes with inert gases and electrification to create a gorgeous glow. I love neon signs, but neon paint never appealed to me, and in investigating what makes a color “neon,” I discovered that it’s the addition of substances that show up under UV or black light. The paint will reflect back more light than expected. I also discovered the illusion of neon color spreading, where colored lines in the midst of black lines take on a glow like a neon sign.