Eduardo Cruz Torres was born in Mexico and is a self-taught artist who started drawing as soon as he was able to hold a pencil. Developing his own style by the time he was 11, his early work used black ink, which remained his preferred medium for several years.

In 2014 he began experimenting with etching metal using a scribe tool.  Working exclusively in free hand, his intricate patterns are often compared to Asian and ancient Mesoamerican motifs. He has since expanded to etching glass and stone, and using pyrography on exotic woods.

He has been an active member of the Latino artist exchange (Ideal) for several years and is now excited to explore new materials and directions for his art through GLEAN.