Yellowfin Tuna Tail
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.
Craig caught this tuna in the ocean off Delaware. Most people don't ever really look at the tail with attention to detail. The colors and texture are so intriguing. This Original Impression was printed with acrylics on canvas duck.
When Nancy finished printing it, she and Craig made sushi for the entire dock! What a great party.
This original is printed on canvas. Custom black frame with red "ditch" made by Coastal Impressions Studio really sets this off! Size of art is 23"x17"", Frame OD: 25.5x19.5"
Original in Frame: $495
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