Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo "fish" (say “joe”) + taku "rubbing") is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. It is believed that fishermen used the prints to record their catches to enable competition between remote fishing campsites. It has become an art form of its own. Paint or Ink is applied directly to a fresh fish and Impressions (prints, rubbings) are made. Much like Batik, imperfections are a part of the process.
This Mako tail was given to us to print by a fisherman in Bethany Beach Delaware where we spent most of the summer on our Viking 43. Printing in a small galley was a challenge - but we did it! This Stunning Original Impression was printed on mulberry paper with acrylic.
Framed and double matted. Frame OD 24x33 . Art is 19"x28".
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