Map of the Inner War: Less People More Art

I'm gonna let the photos speak for themselves for the most part...
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"The Ascension"
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Before the signing...
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Fugazi, Tucson , AZ. Four photos together...
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K. Barnett smashes a car, Sacramento, CA
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Lance Jr. Cyril to be exact. Dude didn't even come!
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Copenhagen, Denmark...
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"The Sleepers" Silkscreens with hand-painted ink... Austin, Reynolds, and J. Humphries are in this series!
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My first attempt at oil painting in 10 years...
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Getting the sign ready fpr the t-shirts. We had to mark them down because times are tough...
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Posted November 18th, 2008 by The final straw pulled in time
If Belgium was just a little bit closer..
that oil painting is amazing
Is it possible to buy your t-shirt online somewhere?
Posted By: nick on November 18th, 2008 at 03:11AM PST
- what sort of time frame did all of this work fit into- when is the earliest work?
Posted By: dude looks killer- on November 18th, 2008 at 04:19AM PST
do you feel this is your best show to date? the quality of the work is amazing, it's good to see your art grows and changes, really awesome, congrats.
Posted By: puto con carne on November 18th, 2008 at 08:03AM PST
really like the photo of man driving the pickup!
Posted By: mikeyb on November 18th, 2008 at 08:12AM PST
BOOSH, more like douche! Ed doesn't it suck that this guy got to go to your show and then just stole from you? It looks like he stole his style from Trapasso too. I hate thieves. In South America yesterday a lynch mob stoned and killed a group of thieves. Vigilante justice.
Posted By: Killer Peru, Bobby Peru. on November 18th, 2008 at 09:22AM PST
78 dollar tee-shirt?damn.
Nice Amsterdam dildo.
You almost have a pompadour.
Damn,you're making pop-up art
Nice Fugazi photo!
Posted By: Jgonzalez on November 18th, 2008 at 09:48AM PST
My husband and I were discussing your art last night, and I was wondering if you could share your thoughts...We were discussing how your wife is naked in some of your photos. I feel like my "nakedness" is something just for my husband (plus it seems Deanna is way more comfortable with her body than I am of mine.) When you have Deanna naked in a picture, in your mind is that feeling part of what your trying to attach to the image? Does having her nude in a picture ever come at the cost of intrusion? My husband says I'm over thinking it and some guys just like to "put their wives out there."
Posted By: Science is Dope on November 18th, 2008 at 10:40AM PST
overheard at the opening:

little girl: Daddy what does that say? (pointing at one of the big head sculptures)
daddy: It says "Suffer the Joy of Being Alive"
little girl: (confused, a little sad) Why does it say that?
daddy: ummmmmm......

I liked the painting with bookshelf and all the little tiny spines with the titles, that must've been carpal tunnel inducing torture.

too bad that snake kook was there...
Posted By: Beartard Fooser sapped a porro.. on November 18th, 2008 at 11:12AM PST
everything is so wonderfull ! i like the colored stuff, with tinny details ! besides the fogy-depressed style on your draws, you should bring this to mexicali.
Posted By: Aldo Di Bella on November 18th, 2008 at 12:39PM PST
Dear Science is Dope,

I think you are much more correct than your husband. I can't say that I am one of "those guys" who likes to put his wife out there. Although that is arguable I'm sure for outsiders who are not familiar with Deanna and mines relationship. She is in fact a very shy person, and not at all the kind of girl who shows off her body or puts herself "out there" so to say. In letting me show some the photographs we make in private she is showing great trust in my vision and sincerity regarding the stories I want to tell through my artwork.

I am hoping to convey a feeling, the feelings you have during a long monogamous relationship, and show a commonality we all have as humans. Those little human moments. Regardless if clothing is involved or not.
Sometimes it does cause an intrusion. And often the photos are misunderstood.

A lot of my photography is about our relationship, so I don't see how you could endeavor to document that subject in a truthful fashion without showing some of the intimate times.

Thanks for your question! I hope this helps.
Posted By: ed on November 18th, 2008 at 12:42PM PST
Thanks Beartard Fooser sapped a porro,

I love the overheard quote!
Posted By: ed on November 18th, 2008 at 12:43PM PST
That books looks cool,ed.A real cool drawing there.Tell tony,if you put ten rings on,you get a real stylish push.Plus some elvis effects aswell.Might not be accurate.Who knows.Good audition,ed.Thank you.
Posted By: Linearis on November 18th, 2008 at 01:00PM PST
I REMEBER THE PIC OF KEVIN SMASHING AUSTINS CAR, GOOD OLD GOOD AND EVIL DAYS
Posted By: Lolercopter on November 18th, 2008 at 01:50PM PST
The new photo colleges are looking epic!
Posted By: garry on November 18th, 2008 at 02:40PM PST
Congratulations, Ed. Sorry I couldn't see it in person.
Posted By: Brian on November 18th, 2008 at 05:08PM PST
I really like your work,ed.The combinations.Really good,pleasings.I'd say.
Posted By: Linearis on November 18th, 2008 at 09:19PM PST
Ed, you're so fucking amazing...

That is all I have to say.
Posted By: Jacob on November 18th, 2008 at 11:19PM PST
I love you're art.ed.Get on fecal.
Posted By: Linearis on November 19th, 2008 at 09:50AM PST
Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I will let my husband know you are not a creep.

One of my students has a picture on the front of her school binder of her dad sitting watching TV with no shirt on. He is a James Gandolfini-esk looking gentleman (very large with body hair.) This picture catches me off guard more so than a picture of a naked woman(I also live and have grown up in Vegas where I'm bombarded with billboards of g-strings and pasties daily.) She has it framed using a large paper heart. It shocks me every time I notice it. But when she sees it, obviously, it reminds her of how much she loves her dad. My point is, in your photos, I can tell you love your wife and she loves you back.
Posted By: Science is Dope on November 19th, 2008 at 10:42AM PST
Barnett smashing the car is around the berzerker era. and the sleeppers series are gettting fucking awesome
Posted By: the dude on November 19th, 2008 at 11:48AM PST
Ed, Any plans for a show in SF in the near future? Was the painting with the "thought snake" (can't really say thought bubble) coming from the girl's mouth inspired by checking out churches in Europe? That's the first thing that came to mind with the sun behind her head like Catholic saints. Thanks, Jason
Posted By: sea cliff vert ramp on November 19th, 2008 at 01:35PM PST
damn, everything looks sick.
Posted By: patrick on November 19th, 2008 at 09:51PM PST
Listen,ed.Your art is massive.I got hemoroids which means I cant work too hard now.Because when I get a bit stressed,and it gets a bit hard.The pressure gets up and it just starts to itch a bit wild.
Posted By: Linearis on November 20th, 2008 at 02:35AM PST
No,I hate this shitty.Must get mad.Actually I dont.Good audition,ed.
Posted By: Linearis on November 20th, 2008 at 08:21AM PST
where the heck can i get my hands on one of those limited ed shirts?
Posted By: ryan on November 20th, 2008 at 06:57PM PST
hey Ed!
what camera did you use to take these pictures?
they have the type of clarity I'm looking for...
Posted By: The manchurian candidate on November 20th, 2008 at 07:21PM PST
I use a Canon AE-1 or a Leica M6
Posted By: ed on November 21st, 2008 at 12:50AM PST
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