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.
Two skates dancing gracefully. Skates were printed on rice paper and then collaged on the on vibrant turquoise heavily textured rice paper. Wrap mounted on canvas. Ready to hang or can be framed. Which way would you hang it? 16x20”
Art Quality Giclee Prints and Stretched Canvases are sold below. This is a sampling of what we have to offer. Call for more options.