The Owl and the Pussycat
A Mid-westerner living in California, Edwards is a post-conceptual artist exploring a variety of mediums and constructs to engage in the art of alternative textual experiences. He believes that works of art should function as poetic form, through rhythm and pattern rather than illustrative representation. With its unforced blue-green tones and stenciled underlays, The Owl and the Pussycat personifies the artist’s pervasive textual style. While the painting abstractly depicts a bucolic seascape inspired by the Edward Lear poem of the same name, ambiance, texture and hue invoke the nonsensical impression of the whimsical story.
Edwards early break from the methodical and laborious Monochrome painters of his peers opened the doors to many valuable artistic experiences. In 1985, Edwards organized Medium West Gallery in Minneapolis , MN, this exposed him to many artists, critics and curators, opening the way to new practices and alternative ways of seeing. It was this endeavor that shaped Edwards future direction and became a catalyst for immersive installations and divergent systems of expression based on his writing and information design.