Ed's intent is to make art that allows beauty to speak directly -- finding it in the world, distilling it, and then presenting it in the form of photography and furniture.
Practicing photography as ritualistic way of seeing, Ed engages in a dialogue between inner and outer worlds, hopefully evoking fresh experiences in those who see the recorded images. His photography deepened when he lived for several years in a remote area of the mountains of New Mexico, where the solitude allowed a personal approach to take root. Finding powerful beauty in unexpected places, he composes pictures from the illuminated geometry and textures of the everyday.
With reverence for wood's inherent qualities and finding delight in the infinite subtleties of its color and grain pattern, Ed's furniture is functional sculpture. He sometimes incorporates other materials such as copper and glass in his designs and especially enjoys playing with the element of light when designing and making lamps. Whenever possible, Ed uses wood harvested locally in a sustainable manner.
Ed studied photography and painting at the University of Minnesota, has worked as a builder and editor, and now lives in the woods of western Wisconsin. He is a partner in the co-operative gallery Xylos, located at 50th street and Xerxes in South Minneapolis. He welcomes custom commissions.
2240 10th Avenue
Baldwin, Wisconsin 54002