Single electrode neon installed into Phillip Morris Cigarette cans circa 1940. This work defies most neon expectations. The fresh neon tubing breathe new life to old these old otherwise obsolete relics of American History.
SUNSET IN NEON
Inspired by a lifetime struggle with General Anxiety Disorder, Sunset In Neon, was designed as sensory therapy. The warm and cool neon tones and infinite pattern can bring a sense of calm. Viewers have been known to find themselves breathing deeper when viewing this work.
"I really believe that we come into this world with a pure heart, un-jaded, free from hurt, and when we have this pure heart it allows us to give love more freely. The simple truth is life has a way of fucking us up. This piece is intended to encourage my viewers to heal their "fucked up" parts if you will and get back to that place where love is our first instinct" - Tory DiPietro
SAVED BY THE MAX
Tory had the pleasure of providing all neon to the Saved By The Max pop up museum in West Hollywood. Named by People Magazine and Forbes as the #1 pop-up museum in the USA
SIGN OF THE TIMES
Discouraged with the state of social media and art and drained from her work repeatedly being copied from social media outlits, DiPietro created this work as the first piece in an upcoming series on the human relationship with social media
An infatuation with sparkles, space, rainbows, light, and death is the inspiration behind this work, it is the first completed piece in Tory's series using CDs and other recycled media.
This piece is probably the most personal in Tory's body of work. Created as a statement of forgiveness to herself and in memory of her father, Flicker serves to fill the darkness of grief and loss. Inspired by the @atmosphere song of the same name and properly homed to the group. The work can be seen in their 2018 music video, Jerome.
Created as a badge of pride and power for women DiPietro made this work as her own way of coming to terms with the backwards motion of womens rights during the Trump administration.
NO SMOKING WITHOUT ME - HOUSE RULES, RULE #2
An avid user and supporter of marijuana this piece explores Tory's lighter creative side and gives her audience a glimpse into her personality and habits
NEON HEART - ALICORN OF LIGHT LOVE AND KINDNESS
The third piece in Tory's series comprised of CDs and other recycled media. This neon pinata is designed to get viewers back in touch with their inner child and the simple most important things in life. Such as light, love, and kindness
YOU GLOW GIRL
One of DiPietro's first works and the inspiration behind the 2017 show she organized which featured over 25 female artists in different crafts and various women in cannabis, the first of its kind
GUT FEELING - LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT
Gut Feeling: Noun. gut feeling (plural gut feelings) (idiomatic) An instinct or intuition; an immediate or basic feeling or reaction without a logical rationale. Don't think too hard just go with your gut feeling.
With this work the artist visually shows us a gut feeling.