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 Flounder was caught by Craig Shimer on the Indian River, Delaware, close to the inlet. Locals refer to this size flounder as a “doormat.” This original impression was printed in the galley of their Viking 43 Sportfish which they kept at North Shore Marina. It was printed on cotton duck, giving a rustic feel. After printing and cleaning it, Nancy cooked the fish and they enjoyed a wonderful flounder dinner on the boat.
Original is SOLD.
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