"Bamboozled" is a neon sculpture.

Bamboozle is one of those words that has been confounding etymologists for centuries. One thing we do know is that it was originally considered “low language,” at least among such defenders of the language as British satirist Jonathan Swift, who hoped (and predicted) that it would quickly fade from the English lexicon. Its very longevity stands as a reminder that you can’t predict or enforce the fate of a word.” Even the word itself has suffered suppression to exist, but has survived, and thrived today, and so will we! The piece would be neon, all in upper case, Helvetica font, the letters would go through red, white and blue, and then repeat.


  • Title: Bamboozled
  • Creator: Robert Brush
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Location Created: Beacon, NY
  • Physical Dimensions: 8"x60"
  • Rights: Photo by Margaret Fox
  • Medium: Neon

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