Wagner and Jason Ruff work collaboratively as epiphany.
The artists met and began creating works together in
1993. The word epiphany is defined as "...insight
into the essence of an object and/or material."
Their artistic method of creating together speaks of
combined aesthetics and sensitivity to the inherent
properties of a medium.
and Jason are involved in the creation of each piece
from the beginning to the end. Unlike many studios that
have apprentices creating certain lines, April and Jason
have always felt strongly that they create the artworks
entirely themselves. This does not mean just the actual
glass elements of each piece either. For example, in
the "Iris" series the stainless steel stands
are ground, buffed, welded, and custom fit to each Iris
sculpture by Jason.
and Jason have been showcased in numerous galleries
(Prism Contemporary Glass), museums (Corning Museum
of Glass and the National Liberty Museum), corporate
and individual collections (collections), trade shows
(ACC and Rosen), and outdoor festivals. epiphany has
exhibited and received awards in some of the most prestigious
juried art shows in the United States including the
Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, CO, the Ann Arbor
Art Fair, in Ann Arbor, MI, Coconut Grove Art Festival,
in Miami, FL, and the Winterpark Art Festival, in Orlando,