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.
When a husband goes on a winter fishing trip with his son and the wife stays home and works, sometimes a nice souvenir is in order. Craig brought Nancy this fish frozen and wrapped in newspaper. While this might not be every woman's dream gift, she was thrilled. It is a great specimen with so many dots.
This original art impression on Mulberry paper with acrylics - including some stunning metallics. Framed and matted. Frame OD is 36"x26.5 " Art is 24"x14"
Original in Frame: $975
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