We had the good fortune of connecting with Scott Washington and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Scott, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I’m a New Jersey native. I began drawing at the age of four and building models at the age of eight. I was inspired by the older boys in my neighborhood, and by the airing of “Star Trek” on TV. The models used in the TV series were very clean with limited detail. This new technique in model making stimulated passion in me. After graduating from high school with Honors in Art, I attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where I sharpened my skills and learned illustration and airbrushing techniques.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Where most artists start with sketches and drawings I create directly from my imagination. My mediums vary. From acyclic on canvas to sheets of styrene plastic to urethane foam. My inspirations vary from what I see in nature to current cyber technology. Music is also a big influence. I’m most proud of keeping what I create different from anything you’ll see currently in the public realm. Professionally, it’s been somewhat of a challenge because it’s not everyday that you will find a black professional model maker and concept artist. There are those that did not take me serious because of the color of my skin. But fortunately, there are those who recognized my talent more than what I look like. The biggest lessons that I’ve learned is to be true to yourself, never compromise in your dreams and share what you create with everyone. Art and creations are worthless unless they are shared. It’s my goal to share everything that I create with the world around me.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would to a ride over to the Ponce City Market. We would also go to Atlantic Station, Marietta Street, Little Five Points, Brookhaven and Krog Street Market. And after visiting these places wherever the wind would take us.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The artists who creates Sci-Fi book covers, Syd Mead, Jim Burns, Peter Elson and Chris Foss just to name a few. These were my influencers growing up.

Website: https://www.epsolon1llc.com/

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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-washington-894339169

Twitter: @epsolon1

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Image Credits
Crystal Hughes Photography

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