Published: November 22, 2021
Total Running Time: 00:03:06
The seductive glow of neon once ruled skylines and storefronts around the world. Neon signs became synonymous with the late-night energy of city living. Although neon’s popularity has dimmed, artists such as Ames Palms keep its handmade beauty alive. Palms fell in love with neon in art school, where they learned the delicate craft of bending glass tubes into sculptures and signs.
Ames Palms was born and raised in 1970s–1980s Brooklyn, NY, and received a BFA in mixed-media sculpture from Alfred University in 1995. Since then, they have worked to perfect their craft as a neon glass blower. Palms opened San Francisco’s Rebel Neon Studios in 2019.