- Gyotaku Originals and Prints
- Perch Series: Yellow Perch in Weeds
Perch Series: Yellow Perch in Weeds
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 fish was printed in the indirect method. Silk is glued to the real fish and ink is dabbed onto the silk using handmade silk and raw cotton tampos, creating an Impression (rubbing, print) of the fish. It is a very time consuming process but achieves the highest level of detail from the fish. The silk was then pasted onto mulberry paper that was hand dyed and painted by Nancy.
Yellow perch are found in fresh water, but in Maryland they have adapted to the estuarine waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Adult yellow perch inhabit slow-moving, nearshore areas where moderate amounts of vegetation provide cover, food and protection.
This is an original. The frame is built and custom painted by Coastal Impressions Studio. Art size is 20"x12". Frame OD: 22.75"x14.75".
Original in frame: $695.
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