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 Tautog was caught at the mouth of Indian River DE. Nancy printed it on cotton in the galley of their Viking 43 and Craig and Nancy enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Nancy was known at South and North Shore Marinas as "The Fish Painting Lady"
Double matted and framed. Frame OD: 18"x24" .
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