Ron Reihel was born in the California Desert and raised in the islands of the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. His visual experiences influence his work, as it examines the depth and gravity of light. Ron replanted himself in California in the mid 1980's to begin his education of painting and sculpture at Otis Parson's in Los Angeles. His study of atmospheric form began at this time, while a student. Since then, he has worked with a variety of mediums including bronze, rawhide and automotive finishes which later evolved into the luminescent optical urethane sculptures that he has been developing for the past 12 years. Provoking an unorthodox spirit, Reihel's sculptures continuously dance between absorption and reflection and are engendered with a sense of internal power. His pieces are modern magical aspects of the natural world underlining the very essence of how color shapes our perception and elicits an emotional response. Reihel has shown with many distinguished galleries in the US and Europe.