Decoration has soul. While it’s focused on the surface of things, its purpose is to elevate, to embellish the physical and, on some level, the spiritual qualities of whatever it is adorning.
Artist James Stanford creates decorative art by repurposing vintage decorative neon signs found in Las Vegas.
His edition photomontage series, “Indra’s Jewels,” includes a group of digitally reinvented mosaics of patterns that are at once decorative and contemplative. The vibrant images are reminiscent of physics-like models of space, but also have an immaterial, spiritual quality, evoking the artist’s strong connection to Zen Buddhism.