Ed grew up in Kansas and traveled to Arkansas on summer vacations. His art has been installed in many private and public buildings including the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Little Rock, Arkansas, Kansas State University, Doane University, and BKD in Springfield, Missouri. His work has been shown at SOFA Chicago by Function Art Gallery. Art glass chandeliers by Ed were awarded the "Excellence in LIghting" award at the Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show and chosen to exhibit in the 2001 Hsinchu International Glass Art Festival in Hsinchu, Taiwan. His work was chosen in 1993 for the White House Crafts Collection. He has sold glass in major museum shops and galleries nationwide to customers all over the world.
Much of my work with the glass shows its fluid qualities and its interaction with light. I derive inspiration from the garden and the woods surrounding my home and studio. The many seeds, buds, blooms, pods, and growing and developing plants and organisms continually amaze and inspire me. But I see no need to replicate nature, I prefer to interpret and reimagine. My latest sculptures deal with the natural environment and our relationship to our natural resources.