By Stuart J. Pearlman, TSB Staff
Perhaps the most important lesson local artist Ed Hernandez learned before graduating Dallas Jesuit was the intrinsic permission to ask questions. Thus began his quest for answers to some of the most fundamental questions sometimes taken for granted.
“I was always searching for truth,” he said. “I had always felt growing up there was more to life, like where did I come from, why was I on the planet, and who are we as human beings?”
The journey for Hernandez provided a spiritual foundation that grounded him through a 17-year career as an industrial designer, which he sub-sequentially abandoned to become an organic farmer.
“It led me into the most bizarre unraveling experiences of my life,” he said. “I lost everything. But in that losing of everything I found what was really important. I don’t have any questions anymore.”
Today Hernandez is an artist living and working in McKinney. His focus is on watercolors and he is particularly interested in architectural illustrations.
“McKinney has beautiful beautiful homes,” he said, “and I love to paint homes. I can paint here for years… just the architecture that they have here.”
If you want to learn more about Ed Hernandez and his work, visit his website at EduardoDesigns.net.
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Stuart J. Pearlman is a Marketing and Communications Consultant living in McKinney. His video column, Stuart J’s Lens can be seen weekly on TownSquareBuzz.com. Follow Stuart on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.