The entrance of The Hepworth Wakefield is currently graced with a huge, red, neon sign, which poses Kurt Cobain’s question: ‘CAN YOU FEEL MY LOVE BUZZ?’ – from the Nirvana song Love Buzz.
The sign is part of the project, 12 Months of Neon Love. Artists Victoria Lucas and Richard William Wheater have collaborated to create a series of neon signs borrowing lyrics from well-known, love songs.
The project started on Valentine’s Day 2011. Every month since then, a sign has been erected on the roof of the Neon Workshops studio in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. On the 14th of every month, the signs have been auctioned off on eBay. ‘Can You Feel My Love Buzz?’ is the last sign in this sequence and, once the power is switched off and the neon glow fades into darkness, the work will only exist ‘in the photographs captured and the fading memory of the people who experienced it’.
Thumbs up for being ephemeral, poignant, cool and sexy.