Since 2001, Edward has often used the Pseudonym "Gwydion" when being creative and writing Poetry and such.



"Gwydion"

In 2006, Edward began producing Gwydion's Downtown Los Angeles Thursday Artwalk Videos:

              
              


In 2007, Edward began using a split-screen in certain videos to make "Gwydion" into a distinct character, then Gwydion and his "creator" Edward would argue and struggle for power over their shared body and, thus, the authorship of the videos.

In 2015, Edward gave Gwydion his own Podcast called Gwydion's Astral Podcast. There Gwydion recites his poetry, argues with Edward, and has introduced a few additional characters as well.

So, when you see the name Gwydion that's basically just Edward with a hat on.



"The Noosphere"

Much of Edward's early visual art was created using Paint Shop Pro version 6.02. This one in particular uses symbolism derived from the Hermetic Kabbalah to symbolically illustrate a concept put forth by Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin of the mystical evolution and awakening of a sort of global brain.



"理"

Inspired by watching old KQED Episodes of Alan Watts, Edward has taken several hundred photos in a series called "Li" to emphasize a concept found in Neo-Confucian Chinese philosophy. It refers to the underlying reason and order of nature as reflected in its organic forms.



"Janey Mae"

Edward regularly attends life drawing workshops and uses various mediums such as ink and charcoal, as seen in these sketches of Janey Mae Presley.

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"The Shem"

Inspired by looking at "The Seven Ancient Planets" through the more modern lens of Heliocentric Astrology, Edward developed a revised set of correspondences for the 72 Angels of the Shemhamphoresch.

Later, in developing the symbol for Edward Reib Studios, Edward combined a common depiction of the Hindu god Shiva with Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man", then placed this image over the center of the aforementioned Doseptuagintagram:



"The Vitruvian Yogi"

Thus the symbol for harmoniously weaves together the Ancient with the Modern, the Eastern with the Western, and the Spiritual with the Scientific.

Edward also uses GW-Basic in Screen 9 to create visual effects. With 5 simple lines of code running in a loop, some pixels will light up and others won't. Sometimes it looks like this:



Then, if you change one variable slightly, it ends up looking like this:




Edward also works with acrylic paint on canvas:



"Jerusalem"

This depicts a westward looking view of Kaldi in South Pasadena, The Heninger House, Forest Lawn, and Griffith Observatory were the Pacific Ocean to rise substantially.


"ק"

This is Edward's depiction of The Moon Card based on a combination of Book T symbolism and personal experience.



"Warrior Priestess"

In August of 2016, Edward photographed Janey Mae Presley with various ritual objects. She is shown here between the two pillars of Yakin and Boaz, and in front of two Kakejikus. Inspired by artistic depictions of Yeshe Tsogyal, the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, she is holding a Tibetan Dorje to her Third Eye with her right hand and holding a symbol of the Dharma in her left.

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