Ed Willis says: "I have no formal training in art, although my father was a painter who also taught fine art. Instead, I have a degree in philosophy from Bristol University.
I have always been interested in painting and drawing and began making simple mobiles as nursery decorations following the birth of my first son in 1997. I became interested in more sculptural possibilities after seeing the work of Alexander Calder.
I draw a lot of my inspiration from animal and plant forms. Pieces are often suggestive of skeletal structures, usually in the abstract, though sometimes more clearly resembling particular plants or creatures. I often think of my sculptures as “suspended animations” lying at rest, waiting for a passing breeze to breathe life into them".