The Picky Eater
The Picky Eater, circa 1993, zinc etching.
This is actually two plates, not one. The lower plate was struck in anger.
The Picky Eater is about a woman I was dating at the time, and the struggles we were going through. She was very picky about the food she ate. “Circle” was in in-joke between us. The ghost image in the background is supposed to be me but is actually a gesture drawing of a friend.
Many people argue this is the most solid piece of my etching series. I do not agree, but only because there exists (somewhere) another child printing of the same plates, “Broken Eater”. Broken Eater is the same plates, only chopped into about ten pieces, made after we broke up.
I do not have a copy of Broken Eater.