Shimmering Zen: inspired by the Neon Lights of Las Vegas
Las Vegas artist James Stanford photographs the mid-century neon signage and architectural elements of his hometown to create mesmerizing contemporary works of art. Stanford has earned an international reputation for an innovative and diverse oeuvre founded on the values of artistic experimentation and meditative practice. Working inventively in a wide range of media and genres, Stanford is celebrated today for his pictorial orchestrations drawing primarily upon the iconic vintage signage of Las Vegas. The book includes essays concerning craft, technique, photography, digital arts, development of portfolio, the artist's journey, Zen Buddhism, influences of modern technology and practice, and the influence of place.