I’m Ed Stone, an artist living and working in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been creating art for most of my life and working as a designer/developer since the mid-90s.
I create solely for the process and try not to worry much about the finished piece.
And the things I create constantly evolve: from working on translating concise ideas of what I wish to create or capture to simply allowing random sequences of thoughts and ideas to take shape and letting the art form itself.
Other than adding a title to a piece, I rarely describe the meaning behind my art — I prefer my work to be wide open for interpretation. Over time, the feelings and meaning behind a piece of art can evolve, but if I define this for someone with my own intention, I might also prevent this evolution from happening and change how someone might connect with the art.
When I make time to do my art, I can eventually connect to something deeper inside that is wiser, childlike, and primal…which is very helpful to my well-being and helps to keep me balanced. And the process matters most. I actively remind myself to release myself into the moment, breathe, listen to intuition, and play.
It’s a kind of dance.