Abi Thomas, Artist
My style derives from an understanding of colour and light. I aim to enhance mood and redefine space through illustrative pieces. After flirting with lighting design and festival decoration, I stumbled across neon light making and fell in love. Having found an affinity with glass work in my final year of University, I have focused my passions on using light to create art and adorn public space.
I use instillation and sculpture to encourage an audience to see the world through my eyes. I am driven by a desire to bring people joy and to change society for the better. I believe in community, representation, and narrating stories to emphasise the beauty around us, and challenge the darkness. My recent work encourages new experiences and an appreciation of Manchester through a search for a neon parakeet.