Born in 1967 in Kamloops, BC, Ed is a leading Secwépemc artist of a generation that emerged after the wake of Residential School and from the resulting cultural resurgence of the Secwépemc people.
Based on traditional knowledge and oral history, his art forms mimic tools and implements used for countless generations within the valleys surrounding Kamloops and area and that were instrumental in the survival of its first inhabitants. These include bows, arrows, spears, fishing equipment, drums, clothing, and anything else that can be fabricated from land-based bounties.
Ed is a self-taught artisan who gets his inspiration from the legacies left behind by the ancestors of today’s Secwépemc and that can be found in the archaeological record. He has spent numerous hours in museums studying stone tools and piecing together the mysteries of the past to achieve a level of accuracy within his projects.
Ed’s work can be found in private art collections in Canada, the United States and abroad, and was juried into the prestigious Sante Fe Indian Market Show and Sale in August of 2015. He currently lives and works in Kamloops.