About The Artist
Melissa Shuttlesworth loves vintage neon signs. She finds the charm and humor they employ to capture our attention wonderful. In her extensive travels of the USA, Shuttlesworth has made a point to photograph these fading beauties before they disappear forever.
About The Artwork
Photoshop is an integral part of Melissa Shuttlesworth’s process towards the final presentation of the sign in print form. Shuttlesworth removes all background to focus on the sign alone. Colors are enhanced, neon fixed. In her “digital restoration,” Shuttlesworth likes to keep some of the rust and wear the sign has endured. The goal isn’t perfection, but a reminder of life lived and journeys taken.