Carla O’Brien’s love for light art began in 2009 when she visited for the first time the Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA. Using LED Neon Flex, a new revolutionary replacement of traditional Glass Neon, she self taught herself the craft and now creates awe-inspiring night time neon art installations seen at festivals, events and in peoples’ private collections.
From 1997-2012 Carla lived in Los Angeles, CA, USA and founded Mecco, Inc. to launch various creative entrepreneurial endeavours, the most successful being Fortune Tee - t-shirts featuring fortune cookie messages and lucky numbers gift packaged in Chinese take-out boxes. Fortune Tee became an instant pop culture phenomenon with many A-list celebs like Oprah Winfrey sending them as gifts.
Now based in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, when not creating neon or random street art, O’Brien is the resident Visual Artist for the ‘a day on the green’ concerts in wineries across Australia.