Video available courtesy of the Deaf Art website by Patti Durr.
Edward Swayze was born in a small town, Van Etten, near Ithaca, New York. He went to Rochester School for the Deaf until 11 years old. He then moved to Horseheads High School in 1977 which had a mainstreaming program through BOCES. He graduated there and enrolled the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at RIT in 1983. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1989, then went on to receive a Masters of Fine Arts at RIT in 1995. The Edward SwayzeVi drawings consist of four drawings grouped together in a frame. Each drawing was created using Conte crayons of a different color and each depicts an area of a nude male body. The drawing is untitled. The frame measures 17 x 21 inches. The piece is signed and dated by the artist. It was created in 2005. He is also known for his ASL Poetry works.
|Drawings by Eddie Swayze||Conte crayons||2005||17 x 21 inch frame|