In Work No. 275, Small Things, Creed's defiantly huge neon letters turn viewers into Lilliputians. As Dan Flavin did in his all-white monuments, Creed uses uncolored neon and relatively simple means to commandeer a large space. In comparison with Flavin's formal interventions, or Joseph Kosuth's tautological works (such as Five Words in Blue Neon, 1965), Creed's enormous installation seems at first to be a deceptively simple exercise in irony. But his entire body of work is an exegesis on the world of meaning in what he calls "small things," including those exhibited in his aptly titled 2006 exhibition "I Like Things," at Milan's Palazzo dell'Arengario.