Ray Howlett (born 1940) is an American artist primarily associated with the light and space movement. He is known as one of the pioneers of infinity light sculptures.
Howlett’s sculptures are hand ground glass geometric sculptural shapes of coated glass and electric light that create an abstract optical space larger than the piece itself, what he calls an “optically expanding space”. In his structural forms, illuminated graphic images appear to be floating within transparent sculptures. The internal composition and colors shift and change as the viewer moves around it using highly reflective thin-film coatings to make color shift with different angles of view. The color is dichroism.
Aureta met Ray in LA in 2018 and has been continuously inspired by his innovative body of work, becoming a leading patron of his art in hopes of maintaining his brilliant craft for generations to come.
The Ray Howlett x Aureta collaboration for Bienen Davis consists of The Kit Bracelet Bag and The Régine Minaudiere hand crafted in Italy and embellished with over 5,000 Swarovski crystals to reflect Ray’s incredible vision. They are made to order on Bienen Davis.com.