Ed is a Yorkshire-based British sculptor who constructs spindle-like bronzes which give a whimsical slant to sporting and other outdoor pursuits. Ed’s primary concern is to represent animated rather than static figures, and he achieves this by exploring the ideas of proportion, stretching and manipulating parts of the sculpture into extreme positions until they seem to be mid movement. Despite their exaggerated lines and humorous attitudes, these quirky figures touch people by tapping into the shared experiences of everyday life.
ED IS A HUGE ADMIRER OF 20TH CENTURY SCULPTOR BARBARA HEPWORTH, AND HER MODERNIST WORKS HAVE GREATLY INFLUENCED HIS STYLE.
Ed’s dynamic sculpture has been likened to the distinctive elongated figures of another great artist of the 20th century Alberto Giacometti. “My aim is to make sculptures that will touch people; that will have some kind of meaning for them that's actually greater than the bronze figures themselves, but brings them back to a moment on their own life.”