She is Nixie #05/100. Created on a 5×5″ birch wood panel (12.7×12.7 cm).
Ethel is a very shy Nixie. She is the one seating on the very edge of the room, praying she won’t be noticed. She believes everything would be better if she simply was invisible.
Ethel reminds us that we matter. No matter what this little but loud voice in our head insists on telling us: we do matter. We are worthy. We are important. Dimming our light won’t make the world better.
About my 100 Nixies project
2018 was a rough year for my creativity. I pondered way too often if I should just sell everything and move on to something else. I guess I put too much pressure on my shoulders.
However, I have learned to listen to the various creative nudges when they appear. This is how this project of creating 100 Nixies on small wood panels was born. No deadline, no constraint other than express whatever wants to be expressed and to do it surrounded by joy.
I am bored easily and get frustrated with my artwork on a weekly basis. This is why I decided to take some pressure off my shoulders and to do something fun instead: create a series of 100 Nixies. They have a few things in common: they are all Kings (see their crowns), they are born out of explorations.