Kind Stranger, 2007

Kind Stranger, 2007


Ray Beldner

Kind Stranger, 2007

Neon, wood, electronics. 36 in. diameter


Neon Works

In these works, I used text from homeless signs to make poetic neon versions that reflect sentiments of our own shortcomings, losses and desires. This work, in part, pays homage to Bruce Nauman's famous neon sign, The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths. In my signs, I hope to reveal human truths about the homeless individuals I have met on the street.

-Ray Beldner, 2015