‘Sun Cut Flat’ ColaborationsThe band “Sun Cut Flat” used a variation of Ed’s drawing “Me and You” as the cover art for their new release “Copy Machine Dream”. Ed painted a drum head for the band based on the painting “The Next Thing”, which he is shown below presenting to drummer Angelo Spampinato.
Abington Art Center 2014 Annual Juried Show December 13, 2014 - January 15, 2015“Onward and Upward” is accepted for the Abington Art Center’s Annual Juried Show.“Absolutely Abstract 2013” Show August 9th - 24th, 2013 ... opening reception Sunday, Aug. 11th 2:PM - 4:PMThis painting was accepted for the Philadelphia Sketch Club’s “Absolutely Abstract 2013” Show. The gallery is at 235 S. Camac St. in Philadelphia.
Painting Completed“Fibonoctive Road”, a 15-year project, is now completed. Originally started in the the mid-1990’s, Ed thought he could improve it a couple of years ago by adding a top layer with the Molotow acrylic paint markers that he currently uses. That lead to another layer, and another layer, and another ... many layers latter it still didn’t feel done. Adding the vertical white stripes, at the top, added another dimension of depth, creating a glowing plane behind the top surface that finally made it feel whole.The painting’s line squences are all based on Fibonacci and octave sequences in many combinations. The right side of the “road” is gentle curves based on Fibonacci numbers and the left side of the “road” are angles based on an octave pattern. (An octave pattern is where the sequence takes place in a matrix of 8 spaces.)
28th Annual Byers Art Exibition May 1-10, 2015 ... opening reception Thursday, May 30th 5:PM - 7:PM“Innersection” is accepted for the Buck’s County Chamber of Commerace’s 28th Annual Byer’s Art Exhibit. The show will be at The Health and Wellness Center at 847 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976.
27th Annual Byers Art Exibition April 11 - 21, 2013“3 Chords” , a painting on a guitar, has been accepted for the Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s annual Byer’s Art Exhibition. It will be on display at the Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art (77 W. Bridge St., New Hope, PA) from April 11th through April 21st.
Forge Recording Studio (Oreland, PA) Show July 2012 ...March 2013Included in the assortment of original paintings, drawings and reproductions displayed, was a recently uncovered large drawing from the 1980’s and the first public showing of “Unresolved Void” (the cover art for Sonnymoon’s single “Wild Rumpus”).
”Ying and Yaaaang” on the cover of Sonnymoon’s New L.P. “Sonnymoon” on-goingNo, we didn’t mean CD!. This recording is available as a 33 r.p.m. L.P. on vinyl (and on CD, and as a download as well) with a real album cover that you can hold in your hands and/or frame.
26th Annual Byers Bucks Fever Art Exibition April 12-22, 2012The 2005 version of "Enterprise" was accepted for the "Contemporary Visions - Artists of Bucks County" show sponsored by the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. It was displayed at the Travis Gallery (6989 Lower State Rd. (Route 202), New Hope, PA) from April 12th through April 22nd.
Langhorne Players Lobby Show June 2012Lobby gallery show at Langhorne Players during their run of “By The Sea, By The Sea, By the Beautiful Sea”. The exhibit included five new pieces as well as some larger paintings that havn’t been seen in public for years. Langhorne Players is an outstanding organization that presents great plays year after year. They are located in Spring Garden Mill in Tyler State Park (1440 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (Route 332), Newtown, PA 18940
Recording Artists Sonnymoon use Ed’s Paintings for Cover Art on-goingSonnymoon (Anna Wise and Dane Orr) used Ed’s painting “Three-Way Collision” for the cover of their new EP, entitled “2012”, and “Tsumani” for the cover of their single “Just Before Dawn”. Their upcoming single, “Wild Rumpus” will use the painting “Unresolved Void” for a cover, and look for their CD soon.
A Turning Point?In retrospect this 2012 painting, “Letting Go” waswhere the seed was planted to explore Islamic geometric design. One of the beauty’s of Islamicpatterns is the fact that there are many patterns within each pattern, but you can only fully grasp each pattern by letting go of your consciousness of the other patterns.
“Road Through the Mountains”2016 painting inspired by a floor in the San Marco Cathedral in Venice, Italy. Click the small image below for a video of the creation of the painting. (added 9/26/18)
“Me and You”“This drawing was inspired by the many songs that use the terms ‘me’ and ‘you’ to describe your current self versus the better self that you are working on becoming. (Depending on the viewpoint of the song, sometimes ‘I’ is substituted for either ‘me’ or ’you’.) Dave Mason’s “Look at You, Look at Me” (from his 1970 album “Alone Together”), to me, is one of the best examples of this. It is still a song that can make me cry.The two circular shapes represent the life of each entity. The top circle is formed by the elements around it. The bottom circle is seen reaching into (or coming out of) a larger dimension.This explanation of what the piece means to me now, is not to infer that I planned it in advance. At the time of its creation, I was focused on how the interaction of a few layers of line sequences would play out visually.“added 10/15/18