February 28, 2022
Size (h w d): 48 x 36 x 1.5 in
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
Status: Available at Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery
"Lucky Duck" is Bryce's rendition of the Ugly Duckling sign that currently resides in Las Vegas' Neon Boneyard. Originally, the sign was a Vegas landmark at Ugly Duckling Car Sales on East Fremont Street. The Ugly Duckling has been a staple of the Neon Boneyard since 2012.
"I had been planning on painting this piece for months," says Bryce, "so my Neon Cowboy trilogy was a great opportunity for me to practice doing neon before I launched into this piece.
"I couldn't call it 'Ugly Duckling' because the sign is so cool. I am lucky to paint full-time, so 'Lucky Duck' was the obvious moniker for this piece. This piece is intended to be experienced in full light as well as in blacklight. I specifically used paint that would bring the piece to life whether it was in a museum or a nightclub. I mean, those locations are basically the same anyway, right?"