Ed Dean began making abstract sculpture after retiring from the commercial construction industry, a field where he drew plans, built structures, and labored over architectural details. During this time, he gained a sense of shape, proportion, and scale.
Dean begins the creative process with a pencil drawing/draft. A small modified scaled model is constructed before he fabricates each piece. He uses steel, aluminum, bronze, copper, and glass materials. And his finishes have included powder coating, chemical treatments, plating, and blackened steel.