Gaslight, 2020
neon, metal, paint, 315 x 381 cm
public artwork, Vancouver, Canada

Gaslight is a neon sign designed after the title card for the 1940 film by the same name. The sign is a pun on the nature of neon as light made from gas, as well as the psychological term for manipulating one’s reality—gaslighting—a metaphor for political and media relations in this so called post-truth era. Situated in public space with the outline of the gas flame “flickering”, the sign functions as both a beacon and a warning.