Edzy Edzed, (b. 1953, Port Arthur, ON, CA.) graduated from UVic in 1992, with a BFA (Hons) and a commitment to life long learning in the field of visual arts. His main interest for nearly thirty years was in analyzing painting through the filter of “Deconstruction” as described by the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida. Recently, the empathy he felt for people suffering from mental illness and homelessness has changed the focus in his art to draw attention to their plight.