Ed Branson creates liquid life from glass. He has a simple goal – to connect people to the beauty of the world through his work – and he most certainly succeeds in this aim. Branson’s astonishing craftsmanship speaks volumes; his work is virtually flawless. Natural forms flow effortlessly into smooth, curving, asymmetrical sculptures that exhibit great balance and poise. “The intense colors and the natural, fluid shapes of glass echo much that I see in the world around us,” he explains. “My job as an artist is to show and teach people about beauty.” The joyful, undulating shapes of the natural world – leaves, birds, flowers – are the core of his sculptures.
Ed Branson was born in North Carolina, and he currently resides in Massachusetts. His quiet, unassertive demeanor has had a profound influence on the way he approaches his art; he retains his peaceful attitude and listens to the glass, teasing out exquisite sculptures through hard work and patience. Branson has been featured in a number of exhibitions, and has won multiple honors and awards for his work.