Philip Vaughan

Altadena, CA, 91001, United States

Phone: 626-475-8522

Profile Type: artist

  • Architectural Metal
  • Light Art
  • Sculpture
  • Wall Art

About

Philip was brought up in Le Havre, France and went to English boarding school at the age of 9. He met Gordon Taylor, his first mentor, at Brighton College. Taylor started him on a lifelong love of architecture, painting, and sculpture. He went to Cambridge University to study architecture and transferred to art school, graduating from Chelsea School of Art. Philip completed his first large public sculpture the Hayward Gallery Neon Tower in 1972. He worked as sculptor and art school teacher in England and now lives and works in the Los Angeles area.

My Projects

  • Neon Tower, Hayward Gallery

    This projects came out of a competition to create artworks around the Hayward gallery on...

    • Light Art
    • Entertainment Venues
    • Celebrate Culture
    • Contemporary
    • Light
  • Expanding Sphere Otaru

    The Expanding Sphere, which grows from 4.5 feet to 19.5 feet (1.4m to 5.9m) in...

    • Suspended Sculpture
    • Retail and Shopping Centers
    • Inspiration
    • Light
  • Walking Construction

    This project came out of an annual exhibition of 40 or so artists, creating work...

    • Sculpture: Abstract
    • Parks
    • Celebrate Culture
    • Historical
    • Natural Elements
  • Freefall Neon

    Freefall is a delicate kinetic neon sculpture that appears at first glance to be a...

    • Light Art
    • Entertainment Venues
    • Experiential
    • Light
  • Big Bamboo

    This project came out of an invitation from the artist and curator Patricia Ferber to...

    • Interactive
    • Celebrate Culture
    • Natural Elements
  • Jubilee Tower

    60ft tall steel guyed tower with neon and chasing circuitry, designed and built by the...

    • Light Art
    • Parks
    • Placemaking
  • Fibonacci Water Sculpture

    Commissioned for a new Kilroy Westside Media center building in West Los Angeles through the...

    • Fountains/Water Features
    • Plazas
    • Activate Space
    • Nature
    • Stone
  • Symmetry 2

    Wall hanging neon Kinetic sculpture. The sculpture was designed for a residential location and features...

    • Light Art
  • Large paintings

    An installation of large paintings Tim Yalda's Curve Line Space in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles....

    • Wall Art
    • Museums and Galleries
    • Abstract
    • Paint
  • Light Forest Maze

    This was a centerpiece light sculpture designed as part of a fashion industry themed development...

    • Sculpture: Abstract
    • Plazas
    • Activate Space
    • Light
  • Standing Wave

    Conceived as a section of the ocean surface, isolated, extracted and then stood on end...

    • Architectural Wall
    • Museums and Galleries
  • Experimental Playground – Foundation for the Junior Blind

    Experimental playground designed for the Foundation for the Junior Blind in Los Angeles.

    • Experiential
    • Parks
    • Community Building
    • Sports
  • Color Bands

    Exhibit of wall hanging neon sculpture for lobby area as part of an exhibit of...

    • Light Art
    • Museums and Galleries
    • Activate Space
    • Abstract
    • Light
  • Plus Ca Change

    This installation was designed for the main lobby of Imperial College in London. The installation...

    • Light Art
    • Educational Facilities
    • Contemplative
    • Abstract
    • Light
  • Rust Screen

    Rust Curtain is a permanent installation in the entry hall of Bolt, a venture capital...

    • Architectural Wall
    • Offices
    • Transform a Space
    • Industrial
    • Metal
  • Atom Rebar Sphere

    Steel outdoor sculpture, fabricated in 5/8" rebar. Sculpture is 10ft diameter, weight approx 1 ton,...

    • Sculpture: Abstract
    • Museums and Galleries
    • Contemplative
    • Science
    • Metal