October 21, 2020 Blog

Get to Know Ed Marion

Get to know Cherry Street Pier resident artist Ed Marion. In this unconventional Q&A, Ed gives you a snap-shot into his world.

If you thought it was only filled with vivacious pineapple paintings, you’re mistaken, friends. Learn about what Ed considers Philly’s best-kept secret, the secret society he wants to start, and the trio of legendary artists to whom he’d love to be compared.

This is a super fast and super fun 3-minute read.




What fictional character is amazing in their book/show/movie, but would be insufferable if you had to deal with them in mundane everyday situations?
Zach Galifianakis’s characters in the movies Due Date, Bored to Death, and The Hangover franchise.

The creative/artistic life can often feel isolating. What do you do to counteract that? Listen to podcasts all day.

What’s your personal mission or vision?
Survive 2020.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
The ability to meditate more frequently, and, at will.

Name three artists to whom you’d like to be compared. Why?
Edward Hopper. Rembrandt.  Van Gogh.  They made some noise.

Is cereal soup? Why or why not?
No. You put cereal in liquid.  It’s not the liquid.

What would you consider one of Philadelphia’s best-kept secrets?
The Italian Pulled Pork sandwiches at DiNic’s in Reading Terminal.

What kind of secret society would you like to start?
Best-Selling Authors Anonymous.

What’s your favorite piece of art that you didn’t create?
My girlfriend’s two daughters.

What was the most memorable response someone has had to your work?
“Do you have that in red?”



Follow Ed Marion on social media at @edmarion.
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