Scott Reed

Scott Reed

Oakland, ME
Cluster Molecule at McGraw Hill, Intaglio
14.75 x 16.375

This plate belonged to one of my students who graduated over ten years ago. One day recently, I liked its size and so began making it “my” plate. I began by scraping. I then etched my imagery over the new surface. Next a repetitive and thus contrasting soft-ground was added to the background. To finish it up, using various circles and spray paint, I stage bit over the soft ground in a combination of open bite and aquatint.
The formation of the circles reminded me of atomic/molecular structure. The figure in the middle did not. He looked like he was from McGraw Hill. And so the title combines the two worlds in a way that is pleasing to me and hopefully to you too.