She is Nixie #03/100. Created on a 6×6″ birch wood panel (approx. 15x15cm).
Tangwen is a little on the mischevious side, she’s however never mean. This Nixie possesses a very young spirit but in a way that leaves her looking for fun wherever she can find it. She has that bubbly personality that illuminates a room and puts a smile on your face just by being in her presence.
She’s been hurt before and it changed her on a deeper level than what people see on the surface.
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.