Mutton Snapper and Friends
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 original impression was made in layers. First, the fishes were printed on white Mulberry Paper with acrylics. Hand dyed paper for the background was mounted on stretched canvas and the fish was mounted on top of the dyed paper. This gives a dimensional look to the piece. It is framed in a corresponding blue grey slightly distressed frame. OD of frame approx. 26"x25". Art size is 18"x24"
Original in Frame Price: $995
This work of art was named "People's Choice" at the Benfield Art Gallery David Lawton Influence Show.
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