David starting bending neon in 1977 at Alfred University. He starting teaching courses in neon 1981 when he opened his first neon company. While his initial experience was providing signs and design for landmarks such as Studio 54, he moved on to working on movies like Urban Cowboy and artists Keith Haring, James Turrelll and Dennis Oppenheim He later worked with artists such as Stephen Antonakos, Chryssa, Joseph Kosuth and Blair Thurman. David currently restores and maintains artwork from artists such as Nam Jun Pike, Mario Merz and Jason Rhodes. His love and interest in neon helped him start precision neon which specializes in neon lighting and art fabrication and Ablon Tech which supplies other neon lighting companies with materials. His work has been featured in Montclair Art Museum, Polk Public Museum and Thorpe Gallery.
In Brooklyn Glass’s one-day neon workshop, students will dive right in and practice basic neon tube bending techniques, and learn how to wire and hang neon units.