About the Artist
Ekin Deniz Aytac and Joshua Davids are a collective husband and wife team of artists creating glass art. Hailing from Edremit, Turkey and Colorado, USA respectively, this dynamic duo draws from a unique combination of culture, heritage, and experience to elicit profound expression in new works of glass art. They have lived, travelled, and created artwork together since 2014.
Our collaborative “Cityscape” body of work is a sculptural exploration offering reflections on the nature of self as it relates to the places and things that shape our experience. Drawing on both modern and ancient mythos as well as a meditation on the causal relationship between set and setting, we work together to weave a visual tapestry of form, light, and color. For us, glass is a special medium because of both its elemental nature and inherent optic qualities such as refraction, dispersion, transmission, and reflectivity – which speak directly to the movement of light within a material. In these series’, traditional vessel forms are manipulated into unconventional objects used to evoke landscapes as viewed from a unique perspective. Shared interests in light/color, architectural and geometric pattern, nature, and narrative help guide the formal elements of each object as we build layers and deconstruct the bubble. A variety of hot glass color applications, diamond cutting, and sand engraving coalesce and together represent the visual rhythms of a world we inhabit together.