- Gyotaku Originals and Prints
- Black Sea Bass
Black Sea Bass
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 Black Sea Bass was caught by Nancy Cann Shimer in the ocean 3 miles off Indian River Inlet in Delaware. The original impression was printed it in the galley of their Viking 43 Sportfish which they kept at North Shore Marina. It was printed on linen. After it was printed and cleaned, Nancy cooked the fish and they enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the boat.
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