Some students get lucky and meet artists like Ed Allington who help shape and influence how one thinks and approaches work and life. Feeling indebted and thankful for the support and thoughtful conversations in studio; Ed was one of those teachers who cared. His work addressed representational objects and reproduction in sculpture, he drew lines between the classical and kitsch and made comment on the issues of values, practices and importance of Fine Art 'things'. This picture of Ed is from 1987 by Jillian Edelstein. And the quote below, from his book, A Method for Sorting Cows: Essays 1993-97. Remembering Ed, always.
“There are artists who write as well as make art, and there are those who do not. I believe in writing as I believe in teaching; as part of the broader spectrum of sculptural practice.”